Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, and controlling behavior.
Verbal and Physical Abuse
Teen Dating Violence is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) between people who are dating between ages 13 - 19. The abusive behaviors between dating partners include verbal, physical, emotional, sexual, financial and/or electronic harassment.
Before they’ve even reached adulthood, one third of Americans will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship and/or will experience sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
Unfortunately, teen relationship abuse is often the start of a cycle of abuse that can continue throughout a person’s life. At MAD21, we want to put a stop to the violence by educating the community to uphold the dignity of every human being; to respect every person's right to be treated humanely, free from judgement and domestic violence abuse.
Our nonprofit initiative was initially established to educate teens early on dating violence in the hopes of preventing abusers and victims from entering into unhealthy relationships.
Today, we give voice to all domestic violence victims, help them work toward lasting healing while creating a snowball effect in the community to teach people of all ages how to love, respect and understand one another as we build stronger relationships together.
The Give Confidence Program offers four courses;
1. Self Awareness
2. Learning to Love Yourself
3. Standing in your Truth
4. Survival Skills