By that morning, she was barely a whisper of herself.
As Hubbard would later admit in court, before Briggs had gone to work he'd hit her repeatedly with a small bat and strangled her until she slumped, unconscious—typical of the violence that had started a month into the relationship.
Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.
It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.
Almost 21% said they were the victim of some type of dating-related violence.National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.In May of 2006 the poster won a coveted NORI Award from the Albany Ad Club.NORI Awards honor the best of New York State’s Capital District advertising and marketing projects each year.The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.It’s mission is to promote dynamic educational programs, particularly those in the areas of the development of healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.The new CDC survey adds to its prior research into the prevalence of dating violence, but the latest version asked updated questions that include sexual violence and more accurately portray violent behaviors, the study authors say.Most of the teens surveyed reported experiencing such violence more than one time.Concluding with the campaign theme, If it doesnt feel right, it probably isnt, the kiosk is designed to trigger recognition in some viewers who may have a feeling that somethings wrong in their or a friends relationship, but they just cant identify it.OPDV continued the Teen Dating Violence campaign in the spring of 2006 with new radio and television public service announcements.