People are NOT The Only Victims!
March 03, 2017
Violence & Abuse Begins In The Womb! The Positive Results Corporation's Mission is to address Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Bullying! By teaching youth & young adults to be Peer Advocates, we can help youth understand what violence is, why it’s happening, instill self-love and self-respect, to prevent and end future abuse!
Unfortunately, and sometimes unwittingly, parents, guardians, loved ones and society groom’s children to be victims. From the time we’re conceived, women in abusive relationships see an increase of 35% in their abuse. Just like the food a Mother eats passes to her child, so does the child experience the same abuse.
Babies abused while inside the womb to about 2 years old, have shown a significant tendency to be must more aggressive and violent, as opposed to any child experiencing abuse at three or more years.
Teenagers who witnessed violence at home, or were victims of violence & abuse at an early age are at a higher risk of Violence and Abuse, including teen dating, gang, bullying, or sexual violence, as victims or abusers themselves
Angry, mad, violent, hurt children GROW UP TO BE angry, mad, violence boyfriends, girlfriends, husband’, wives, mother’s, father’s, teachers, police officers, doctor’s, preachers, co-workers, WHO VERY OFTEN ABUSE!
Abuser’s both Men & Women, Boys & Girls because It reflects the perpetrator's desire to control and dominate a victim. Those who have been abused feel they have no control over anything, so they seek to control something, which is often time other people.
By giving youth the skills, tools and words to understand abuse, we can prevent violence and abuse. Violence and abuse operates in secrecy. Don’t tell, No One Will Believe You, It’s All Your Fault…These are the lies abusers tell their victims to keep quiet. Today we say, No More!
But People are NOT The Only Victims! In 20% of the cases where you see an animal being abused, you’ll find a person in that same household also being abused.
Likewise, in up to 50%* of the domestic cases where you find a person being abused, you’ll find an animal at that same residence also being abused. Studies out of England, USA and Australia confirm this link between human and animal abuse in a domestic setting. This data may be the single biggest missed opportunity to prevent and stop abuse in a domestic setting yet it remains virtually unknown.
"When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk"
From Understanding the Link between Violence to Humans and Violence to Animals. By The American Humane Society
Far too many people, child, youth, young adults, mother’s, father’s and families are dying because of dating & domestic violence. With your support and donation, we can prevent and end violence and abuse!
Our Vision is to reduce violence in our homes and communities, and teach people to make positive decisions about their lives and future direction, in order to reduce, prevent or stop violence & abuse, dropout rates, unhealthy behavior and develop employable, contributing young adults who create “Positive Results” communities to encourage a legacy of anti-violence.
We currently have 27 youth who are Peer Advocates, teaching their siblings, families and peers to prevent and end violence and abuse! We go to schools, churches, and work with other groups and organizations to ensure youth have the knowledge to be informed of the warning signs of abuse, the tools to prevent and end abuse.
For those of you wanting to know Statistic’s Locally & Nationally, see below:
In February 2015, The Los Angeles Police Department reported dating and domestic violence among youth and young adults had increased 28% in the past year, with youth of color having the highest increases of violence reported.
A December 30, 2016 Los Angeles Times article reported: "Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for a third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.” The South Bureau in particular closed out 2016 with a +6% increase in violent crime, +10% more robberies and +19% more aggravated assaults.
Violence as a youth continues into adulthood: 23% of adult females and 14% of adult males who experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17. (CDC 2011)
The prevalence of physical dating violence was greater among Black students (13.9%) than whites (7.0%) and Hispanics (9.3%). (CDC, 2003)
2 in 5 lesbian women, 3 in 5 bisexual women, and 1 in 3 heterosexual women will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)
1 in 4 gay men, 1 in 3 bisexual men, and 3 in 10 heterosexual men will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)
1 in 5 bisexual women and 1 in 10 heterosexual women will be raped by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)
Young people aged 12 to 19 experience the highest rates - of rape and sexual assault.
Teenagers age 18 and 19 experience the highest rates of stalking.
Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the U.S is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
For youth of color these numbers increase. One study found that the prevalence of physical dating violence was greater among Black students (13.9%) than whites (7.0%) and Hispanics (9.3%) (CDC, 2003).
Approximately 40% of Black women report coercive contact of a sexual nature by age 18.
The number one killer of African-American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.
Africana Voices Against Violence, Tufts University, Statistics, 2002, www.ase.tufts.edu/womenscenter/peace/africana/newsite/statistics.htm
The rate of intimate partner violence for Hispanic women, like women of other races, peaked at ages 20-24.
Overall, the victimization rates of Hispanic women peaked at lower levels than non-Hispanic women in every age group, but spread over a wider range of ages.