This is a national public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence to inform college students about the “red flags” or warning signs of unhealthy relationships and dating violence.
The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses.Through using the “bystander intervention” strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.“In national surveys, one third of students have experienced physical violence in their relationships,” says Oppenheimer, who is also a second year graduate student in the UI College of Education’s Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs Program.“Almost 50 percent of students reported some form of emotional, sexual, verbal, or coercive behavior at least once.” This is why the Men’s Anti-Violence Council and WRAC are partnering to spearhead The Red Flag campaign on the UI campus with support from the UI Vice President for Student Life.To help keep teens safe, here are some important dating violence safety tips and facts for parents and teenagers from the Massachusetts Medical Society and Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Young Women’s Health.
Warning signs for parents that your teen may be a victim of dating violence Teenagers can be a moody bunch.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every ten teenagers has experienced some form of dating violence.With such high incidence of dating violence among young people, it’s very possible your child or someone they know is in an unhealthy relationship.“No one should fear an intimate relationship,” Oppenheimer says. The event is co-sponsored by UI Fraternity and Sorority Life, the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment in the Chief Diversity Office, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, and Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa.” Every student, staff, faculty, or community member has the right to a violence-free relationship based on trust, love, respect, and open communication.” The Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Men’s Anti-Violence Council will host a dating violence awareness panel discussion Thursday, Nov. The panelists will share specific examples of dating violence while also discussing resources available for students and how anyone can support victims of dating violence. The movie, created by Oppenheimer, will feature a number of different students answering the question, “What would you like to tell the University of Iowa Community about Dating Violence? For more information or special accommodations to attend, contact the Women’s Resource and Action Center in advance at 319-335-1486.Ask your friends, ask your resident assistant, ask the people involved.” Oppenheimer says that if someone can successfully highlight that others are witnessing unhealthy abusive behavior, a perpetrator is significantly likely to reduce their overt aggression.