Throughout this month, volunteers will be heading into local junior high and high schools to discuss aspects of healthy relationships, as well as the signs of unhealthy relationships, as part of the Idaho Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Project.
The presentations, organized by Family Services Alliance on behalf of the Idaho Coalition on Domestic Violence, are part of a campaign called “No Means Know.” Stinson and Eckert spoke to students from eight separate health classes at Hawthorne on Wednesday.
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They were joined midway through their presentations by classmate Shantyl Betty, another Pocatello High School senior. to noon, they asked the girls in the class to come up with lists of 10 things they want in relationships and 10 things they wouldn’t tolerate.
Some of the top attributes on the positive list included joy, respect and fun.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
Bill Schaefer/Idaho State Journal Pocatello High School seniors Morgan Stinson, Shantyl Betty and Peter Eckert, from left, presented information to eighth-graders at Hawthorne Middle School as part of an effort to raise awareness and prevent teen dating violence.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
Pocatello High School seniors Morgan Stinson and Peter Eckert asked the girls to pair up and tell their partners what they like about themselves.
In turn, their partners were asked to stand on their desks and shout those positive attributes.
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization engaging voices to create change in the prevention, intervention and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and sexual assault.
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