"People said, 'I would have punched her around too,' " Matanmi said. "As allegations of battery swirl around the famous couple, experts on domestic violence say the response from teenagers just a few years younger shows the desperate need to educate this age group about dating violence.
Their acceptance, or even approval, of abuse in romantic relationships is not a universal reaction.
The Network believes that it is important to build coordinated relationships statewide to further assist victims of violence and their families.
Training and Technical Assistance: The SDNAFVSA provides training and technical assistance to its member programs through quarterly meetings, training and annual conferences addressing the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
Alabama Department of Public Health RSA Tower, Suite 960 201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104 Principal Investigator: Dr.Jim Mc Vay Phone: 334-206-5600 Fax: 334-206-5609 E-mail: [email protected] Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 3601 C Street, Suite 540 P. Box 240249 Anchorage, AK 99524-0249 Principal Investigator: Deborah Choromanski Hull-Jilly, MPH, CLS Phone: 907-269-8078 Fax: 907-269-2041 E-mail: [email protected] Project Coordinator: Scott Saxon Phone: 907-269-8050 Fax: 907-269-2041 E-mail: [email protected] California Department of Public Health P. Box 997377, MS 7214 1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7214 Sacramento, CA.95899-7377 Principal Investigator: Steve Wirtz, Ph. D Phone: 916-552-9831 E-mail: [email protected] Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Vital Statistics Program/Colorado Violent Death Reporting System4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 Principal Investigator: Kirk Bol, MSPHPhone: 303-692-2170Fax: 303-691-7821Email: [email protected] Connecticut State Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue, MS 11-HLS Hartford CT, 06134 Principal Investigator: Chinedu R.Healthier dating attitudes can be acquired after even brief involvement in an anti-violence curriculum.A study by researchers at Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center confirmed that teens who attend classes about relationships have lower tolerance for aggression and dating violence.