Lisa was sitting in the Principal's office, in her blue and white school uniform with blood stains on her shirt! She looked wild...her hair was all over her head, and her nose was busted and bleeding. It looked like she forgot she was bleeding because of the slow steady trickle of blood easing out of her nose, dropping from her lip to her shirt, but she wasn't wiping it away.
She was silently crying, tears sliding down her face...but it was the look in her eye's that said it all. She was lost, angry, hurt, alone and on her own! Her innocence was gone, never to return. Her boyfriend has just beat her and forced her to perform a sex act on his friend in the boy's bathroom at school. He told her she was trash, and was going to treat her as such, and this was her punishment!
Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time someone called Lisa trash, or treated her like she was dirt. Plus she saw the same thing happen to her Mother at least once a month. Lisa knew she wasn't any different, and she should not expect to be treated differently? After all, on numberous occaisions her family, aunts and family told her she was just like her Mother!
These are the experiences of far tpp many girls trying to navigate life to become a young lady. They see violence in their homes, schools and community, and it becomes their reality. But it does not have to!
With your support we can educate youth and young adults to understand what violence and abuse it. Why it is not acceptable behavior, and even help youth (boys and girls) to understand if they have seen or experienced violence before, it does not, SHOULD NOT be their reality!
We immediately started working with Lisa to help her build her self-esteem, create safe spaces for her to learn, share and grow. Negative behavior is learned behavior which can be unlearned. We are proud that Lisa has graduated from high school and is a senior in college. Lisa is also a Youth Advocate who helps other Youth learn about positive and healthy relationships! We are Proud of Lisa, and all the Lisa's of the World!
Violence and abuse begins in the womb, but if doesn't have to define anyone! Become a Change Agent and Help Us change the world, One Person At A Time!
Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
1 in 4 girls/women will be assaulted in their lifetime. When you look at communities of color, that increases to often times 1 in 2 (women) and 1 in 3 (men). What that does not account for is 1. Anyone who did not report the abuse to authorities, 2. Anyone who is 11 years old or younger 3. Anyone who is not a girl 4. Anyone who does not live in the United States.
1 in 6 boys/men will be assaulted, but there is almost no real way to tell since there is so much stigma around boys and men being assaulted. If they are sexually assaulted, they are accused of being “Gay”, called a “Punk” or even worst because someone doesn’t understand how a man can be raped or taken advantage of. Parents would prefer their son’s “Get Over It”, than to get counseling, in case someone thinks they are “Gay”.
The Positive Results Corporation's Mission addresses bullying, teen dating/inter-personal violence, and sexual assault in youth, young adults and communities of color
We specialize in "Real Talk" awareness and prevention programs, and our core focus also includes the following:
- Trauma & Abuse
- Healthy Relationships
- Positive Family Dynamics
- Leadership Development
- Youth Peer Advocates Program
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