In New York City, for example, the Department of Education and the individual schools do not have policies on teenage dating violence, and they do not train teachers or staff members to recognize dating violence and offer assistance and information. 5, 2009 The writer is a staff attorney and Skadden fellow, Teen Dating Abuse Program, at Legal Momentum.
Schools can be a serious impediment to the safety of abused teenagers, when they should be a safeguard against violence and abuse. To the Editor: Your article gives much deserved credit to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for supporting preventive efforts to reduce relationship abuse among youths.
Dating violence often starts with small acts, like teasing and name-calling.
People often think that these actions are a "normal" part of relationships.
If your child grows up seeing what healthy relationships look like, he or she may be less likely to abuse a dating partner, or to stay in an abusive relationship.
Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?
'An editorial on Thursday about the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise incorrectly stated that a link existed between political rhetoric and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. 'The editorial also incorrectly described a map distributed by a political action committee before that shooting.
Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation over an article which linked one of her political ads to the 2011 shooting of congresswoman Gabby Giffords.The lawsuit, which was obtained by The New York Post, reads: 'Mrs.Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for falsely stating to millions of people that she, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who committed a substantial portion of her adult life to public service, is part of a pattern of "lethal" politics and responsible for inciting an attack that seriously injured numerous people and killed six, including a nine-year-old girl who, at that time, was the same age as Mrs.The editorial was published by the newspaper on June 14 in the wake of a shooting at a Republican baseball practice which was carried out by Democrat James T. It explored whether political incitement was to blame for the shooting and, to illustrate the point, included reference to the 2011 shooting of Giffords by gunman Jared Lee Loughner and a campaign ad issued by Palin in the months beforehand which singled out Giffords on a map.Palin, 53, claims it defamed her by and believes the newspaper owes her an apology.'We have not reviewed the claim yet but will defend against any claim vigorously,' they said.