Of the many hundreds who have attended our workshops, fully one-third have reported experiencing at least one incident of dating violence.The Teen Dating Violence Prevention program is offered to schools at no cost and is facilitated by specially trained SFTS staff.
“Providing educational and career-development support for women who are abused seems like an obvious choice in terms of societal investment.” The study is apparently the first to investigate the economic effects of dating violence.Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Education Teen dating violence is a nationwide epidemic.As part of our commitment to prevent future generations from becoming trapped in the "cycle of violence," Shelter From The Storm has developed a program that brings interactive workshops to high schools throughout the Coachella Valley.Students learn to recognize the signs of abuse and are taught ways in which to safely end violent relationships.“Many women would end up going back to their abusive relationship because they couldn’t make it on their own financially.” Adams and her fellow researchers analyzed survey data of about 500 single mothers who were, on average, 32 years old and earned less than $7,000 per year.Participants who had been victimized by dating partners as adolescents obtained significantly less education.
Each additional year of education was associated with an extra $855 in earnings — a lot of money when you make less than $7,000, Adams noted.
“There’s vast evidence showing how important education is for people’s quality of life,” Adams said.
In addition to the obvious toll on physical and emotional health, dating violence in adolescence tends to lead to less education and lower earnings later in life, according to a Michigan State University researcher.
For example, a partner’s actions such as destroying books or homework or causing injuries that prevent her from going to school can limit a woman’s academic achievement.
, reinforces the need for programs and efforts to support victims’ education and career development throughout their lives, said Adrienne Adams, Ph. Adams previously worked in a domestic violence shelter and saw firsthand the economic barriers faced by abuse victims.
“It was woman after woman coming into the shelter trying to find a job and a house she could afford – trying to reestablish life on her own,” Adams said.