It can also be called things like relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, dating abuse, domestic violence or domestic abuse.
Adolescents and adults are often unaware that teens experience dating violence.
The curriculum consists of more than bumper-sticker slogans; they are sobering reality checks.
Though Marinelli may feel uncomfortable taking on the position of the movement’s quarterback, he knows this work is far more important than — his words — “x’s and o’s.” Marinelli brings in several speakers each season (former New York Giant Cedric Jones, for example, talked about the importance of academics).
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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
Stemming sexual violence is where Marinelli says they want to “plant their flag.” There are easier social issues to embrace, but could any be more important?
“We want to own this topic,” he said, hitting “own” like a tackling dummy.
In years to come, 2018 may be remembered as the time another Supreme Court nominee faced accusations of sexual misconduct; when Bill Cosby was found guilty of assault; when heads of movie studios, television networks and a Catholic Cardinal lost their positions over sex abuse scandals.
Maybe it can also be remembered as a time when the #Me Too movement changed the future.