It is funded by the United Way of Central Massachusetts' Women's Initiative.Besides learning to recognize social and media pressure, girls talk about what they can do to feel good about themselves, such as writing in their own beauty books about what beauty means to them and replacing negative attitudes with positive affirmation.It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous. Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, please get help.
There is a common misconception that aggression is stable over time.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.
Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
department provides comprehensive family violence programming that aims to prevent, interrupt and end the cycle of violence within family systems.
Our multi-faceted approach allows us to address the complex issues of family violence, which can include child abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence, by providing safe and supportive services to victims while simultaneously encouraging abuser accountability and preventing the future perpetration of family violence.