In recognition that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Florida National University, its POWERHOUSE and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation will Host Second Annual The Many Faces of Domestic and Teenage Dating Violence Rally on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 10AM.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) reports that 1 in 3 Women in the United States have experienced violence by their intimate partner at some point in their life. To make matters worse, 40% of those females affected are killed by their significant other. However, women are not the only ones affected – 24% of victims of domestic violence are men. In recent years, there has been a noted trend in couples getting married at a much later time in their lives. Consequently, dating violence continues to escalate. Sadly, teenagers are not immune. The NCADV reports that approximately 1.5 million youth in our schools are victims of dating violence and maltreatment each year. We cannot sit idly by and let this malady continue to plague our community.
Florida National University, its Powerhouse Steering Committee and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation have collaborated to present the Second Annual The Many Faces of Domestic and Teenage Dating Violence Rally. The event will take place on Thursday October 12th, 2017 at 10AM outside of Florida National University’s Hialeah Campus, which is located at: 4425 W 20th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012.
CALL TO ACTION: WE ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL MEDIA MEMBERS COVER THIS EVENT SO WE CAN COLLECTIVELY DIMINISH THE NUMBER OF VICTIMIZATION OF OUR CHILDREN/YOUTH and FAMILIES. PLEASE SEND A REPORTER AND CAMERA.