We were thrilled to be featured in the Spokesman Review’s article “Teaching Teens About Dating Abuse.” The article highlighted the exact reason we exist – to stop the cycle of domestic violence before it starts. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Dating abuse among teens isn’t talked about much. Jenny Moeller wants to change that.
It’s a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among high school students who dated, 21 percent of girls and 10 percent of boys experienced physical and/or sexual dating violence. Other groups estimate 1 in 3 teens experience abuse ranging from verbal to physical harm.
Moeller, founder of the Spokane group Create Your Statement, has built curriculum since 2013 for teaching teenagers how to recognize danger signs and empower them to avoid unhealthy relationships.