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What You Didn’t Learn in School

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:35 -- Lexis Manzara

Of all the YouTube celebrities out there, Laci Green is one that is definitely worth knowing. She has 170+ video clips on topics like relationships, sex positivity and gender - full of open, honest answers to some of the most difficult questions. Her videos are fun, casual and completely non-judgemental.

Here is one highlight specifically related to healthy, respectful relationships:

*Note: The video above discusses sexuality and consent, which may be uncomfortable or triggering for some viewers.

Meet Tory

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:27 -- kdudley

btc intern ToryMy name is Tory and I am policy intern at Break the Cycle.

Even though I just started working in January, I have already worked on a lot of interesting stuff ranging from writing opinion editorials for political blogs to organizing grass roots campaigns on college campuses.

While I have worked on several interesting projects, the work I have done for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this February have been my favorite!

On the first day of February, I went to the Congress buildings alongside another intern, Stevie, to start creating awareness on Capitol Hill. We spoke to every member of Congress about teenDVmonth, gave them fliers to educate themselves and staff about the scope of the issue and even gave them pins to wear so they could show their support all month long.

Talking to members of the congressional offices was such a rewarding experience because I actually felt like I was creating change. This inspired me to get more involved and talk to people about teenDVmonth at the grass roots level.

Our Board Member On Being Honored at the White House

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 02:09 -- HolaKo

YAB Nicole

We're so excited to announce that one of our Youth Advisory Board members was recognized at the White House for her efforts as a Champion for Change. This is an awesome opportunity for her, both as an advocate for change and as a representative of and Break the Cycle. Below is a blog post she wrote sharing her journey as an activist and her experience as a Champion for Change.

Guest Post: Setting the Stage for Ongoing Support

Sun, 06/26/2011 - 23:00 -- HolaKo

*Major LIR thanks to our guest blogger today, Heather Davies, LCSW, who is a queer therapist and trainer currently in private practice in Austin, TX. She has worked with and for the Voices Against Violence Program at the University of Texas at Austin in various capacities over the past eight years. We’re excited to share her insightful post*

The media offers us little in the way of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) relationship diversity or models of healthy and satisfying LGBTQ relationships. Sadly, with this invisibility often comes the assumption that such relationships cannot or do not include dating abuse and interpersonal violence, as well.

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