Monthly Archives: March 2012

DASH interview on WUSA Channel 9

WUSA Channel 9 interviewed DASH’s Lynne Russell in February during National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Reporter Peggy Fox asked Lynne about Siobhan’s tragic story and how DASH was created in her memory. See the entire interview at http://herndon.wusa9.com/news/news/93369-victims-mother-fights-teen-dating-violence.

Start Strong – new data and risk factors for 7th graders

From the Start Strong website: On March 29th in San Francisco at the Pre-conference Institute of the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (#NCHDV), Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (Start Strong) announced new data on teen dating violence behaviors and associated risk factors among middle school students.

The findings come from the baseline data of an independent evaluation of Start Strong, conducted by RTI International. The data were collected from a student survey of more than 1,400 7th-graders looking at teen dating violence behaviors and risk factors linked to dating violence, such as gender stereotypes, sexual harassment and the acceptance of teen dating violence.

Read more at Stay Strong.


Washington Examiner article mentions DASH

DASH was mentioned recently in an article from the Washington Examiner about the Yeardley Love case. The focus of the article “Huguely case spurred changes, but campus drinking remains pervasive” is on changes made at college campuses since Love’s murder. Alcohol problems among college students continue to be a problem, which can lead to the kind of dating violence that Love experienced. DASH is mentioned in a small side box titled “Dating abuse can happen anywhere” about how DASH has incorporated the Yeardley Love case in its presentations.

Survivor of teen dating abuse: Ask kids about their relationships

A young woman who was brutally attacked and shot in the face by her ex-boyfriend spoke to a San Francisco conference of health professionals about teen dating abuse. Interviewed by KGO-TV in San Francisco, Johanna Orozco has become a teen educator who advocated for laws to require dating abuse education in Ohio schools. Her message: Ask teens about their relationships. “This is something the whole community, the whole world needs to get together and do something about it and make a change,” says Orozco. See her moving interview at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8602122.