Hold my hand
Posted by Anel Macias 4.29.2017
HOLD MY HAND is an awareness building movement that would like to start focused on the issue of teen dating abuse. We need to ground our young men and women on the importance of respect for each other and most importantly for themselves. Love does not have to hurt physically, nor does it ever have to tear you down emotionally. Let’s not judge, blame, or ignore the cries of our youth. Let’s instead encourage, protect and support. Let’s Hold Hands and bring awareness to a harsh reality.
I will be taking part in the 2017 Duathlon event in Solana Beach this July. I am asking for your support by making a donation that will benefit the prevention and treatment programs targeted to our youth. I have partnered with Laura’s House and their H.E.A.R.T(Healthy Emotions & Attitudes in Relationships Today) Program an interactive workshop to prevent adolescent dating abuse. Adolescent dating abuse is disturbingly common in Orange County.
· 57% of adolescents report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by their partner
· Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser
Its important to remember that strong people stand up for themselves, but STRONGER people stand up for others.
H.E.A.R.T. Program: Information on the H.E.A.R.T. Program through Laura's House
Laura's House: Information on Laura's House
The Tharasri Foundation supports Hold My Hand and is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (Federal Tax ID 47-1965056).