All Deserve a Safe Environment

We all deserve protection in a world that is becoming more dangerous.

You can help make this a reality -- Contact your local middle- and high-school school boards and encourage them to reinforce efforts to prevent teen dating violence. Domestic violence is a collection of behaviors that try to control one's partner, so they'll say these concepts are missing from their life, in case you ask someone in an abusive relationship. Domestic violence programs in California do this work. With limited resources, they support as many survivors as possible. In fact, in just one day in 2015, programs served adults and 5,177 kids. At the Partnership, we are stubborn about capacity building, the public policy, and communications strategies that make prevention and intervention potential. You may join our powerful movement of allies, organizations, and over 1,000 advocates, and help us end domestic violence. Many people install home security systems in their home to always help resolve domestic disputes. The first requirement to reaching the full potential of one is safety--and together, we could create a California that prioritizes what comes after safety: healthy equitable relationships. To find out more about the Partnership and our role visit our website. They feel the burden of these sheets. And they all deserve our support. Because domestic violence is a learned behavior, Bear in mind, schools can reinforce healthful relationship skills early to make a significant effect. There were still. Adding to the fact that prevention advocates are also acted as by domestic violence programs in California, it's easy to see. What can you do to ensure that these programs continue to do this work? Here are just a few choices: In the Partnership, we believe that achieving safety is just the beginning of that support. And so as to turn the tide on domestic violence, we will need to listen to and think survivors' experiences, supply trauma-informed services, and support their agency and choices .

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And when survivors face oppressions, an abusive relationship's struggle is compounded. Jacquie Marroquin, the Capacity-Building Program Manager of the Partnership, offers an analogy to illustrate this concept. "[There's] this layering effect," Marroquin said. "It is almost like you take one sheet and set it over a person, and that's the issue of domestic violence. Look[ing] through one sheet and attempt [ing] to make your way across the room to whatever it is you will need to do can be difficult." With prevention's intelligent expense, we could get in front of the crisis of domestic violence that people and future generations won't have to manage abusive relationships. We can truly get beyond security to that place and attain healthy relationships. Besides increasing funding for prevention work, education leaders in California can encourage to support Californians as they start to form their first relationships in high and middle school. "But you add to that the coating of being an undocumented immigrant in a place where there's plenty of anti-immigrant sentiment... You add to this...another sheet--somebody who does not speak English...You [can] have five or even ten sheets at the top of you, and all of a sudden, you can not breathe, you can not move, you can not see." Because domestic violence is a learned behavior, schools can reinforce healthy relationship skills early to make a significant effect. You can help make this a reality

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