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BBC3 Drama Highlights Dating Abuse


The drama Murdered By My Boyfriend tells the true story of a 17-year-old young woman called “Ashley” who is abused and killed by her older boyfriend “Reese”. The hour-long show, recently aired by the British Broadcasting Company’s Channel 3, shows the deterioration of the relationship and highlights many of the early warning signs of dating abuse.

Adam Sweeting of the UK Telegraph said, “…screenwriter Regina Moriarty had made the narrative breathe by telling it through convincing three-dimensional characters. The way they inhabited a believable everyday universe of friendships, work, dreams and ambitions brought a shudder of real terror to the story’s spiral into darkness.”

According to reviewer Elizabeth Pears of The Voice,”It is welcome news that parts of the film – part-funded by BBC Learning – will be shown in schools to educate young girls and young boys about what healthy relationships look like.”

Teen dating abuse happens in all parts of the world to all different kinds of teens. No matter if you watch a television show or click through a website learn the facts, spread the word and get the help you or your friends may need.

Click here to watch  Murdered By My Boyfriend.

Witness Reactions to abuse

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Watch the different reactions of passersby when they witness a woman being abused by a man as opposed to a man being abused by a woman. Abuse is abuse no matter the gender or age group.

Click here for the video: #violenceisviolence

In Memory of Siobhan 10/16/89 – 4/12/09


In memory of Siobhan’s fifth angelversary we post this powerful video from the El Paso County, Texas, Don’t Let Yourself Campaign. Watch this and see how many of the early warning signs you can identify, then share it with a teen you know. Let’s remember Siobhan by helping someone learn about teen dating abuse.

Click here for the video: Don’t Let Yourself – Teen Dating Violence

DASH Gets Matching Funds from ExxonMobil

DASH was pleased to receive a matching grant of $352 from the ExxonMobil Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign. The campaign allows employees at the Fairfax, VA offices to choose a charity for contributions. We thank John Stipa for supporting DASH since it’s founding with his ExxonMobil contributions, writing skills and volunteer efforts! This grant will help us in purchasing more brochures and bracelets for distribution to teens in our community.

During the 2013 campaign, ExxonMobil Corporation and its employees contributed a record $2,896,000 to support more than 550 different non-profit organizations.