Breaking the cycle of dating violence


Once you break it, don't look back; just move on the best you can and know that a better relationship and a better life can await you in the future.

Research shows that children of teen parents often become teen parents themselves.

UK teen Shana Grice went to police for help when her ex-boyfriend, Michael Lane, was harassing and stalking her.

But police turned her away—even fining her for false reporting and wasting police resources because she failed to disclose the two had been in a romantic relationship.

Through this program, Brenda Teele hopes to put an end to that pattern of early sexual activity by providing parent education and personal experience that give teen parents the skills they need to break the cycle.

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.*The students were given cards with different situations that could happen in a relationship.

Our prevention program aims to create a culture within schools to reduce first-time perpetration of dating and sexual violence, increase the number of non-violent relationships and interactions, and reduce cultural influences and change social norms supporting sexual violence.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) funds the program while the Oklahoma State Department of Health manages it.

Prevention is stopping the violence before it starts.

By educating youth of all ages, the likelihood of them continuing to exhibit violent behavior is smaller.* The Wings of Hope Prevention Program teaches the community to be active bystanders and break the cycle of violence in order to make the community a safer place.

We know that young people can be instrumental in breaking the cycle of violence if they are offered positive tools to make good choices in their relationships.

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