BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR
There are many ways to become an ambassador, on your team, in your school and in the community. You can help prevent violence before it starts. Here are some ideas for you, just to name a few:
- Teens: Become a That’s Not Cool Ambassador, and help educate your peers about digital dating abuse. If you are apart of a team ask your Coach to contact us about Coaching Boys to Men or S.L.A.Y. for female athletes. Start a club at your school that brings awareness to dating violence.
- Parents: Could violence be a part of your teen’s social life or dating relationships? The answer may surprise you. While we might think that relationship violence is something that could never affect the lives of our children, the truth is that nearly a third of girls surveyed said they know at least one student at school who has been physically abused by a person they were dating. The good news is that there is a lot we as parents can do to step in and help. All it takes is a little time, focus and a commitment to reach out, listen and talk to our teens. No one is better positioned to make a difference in the lives of young people than parents.
If you suspect your child is in an abusive relationship you can:
- Ask "how is your relationship going?
- Ask if they have ever seen abusive behavior in others relationship?
- What makes a relationship healthy?
Everyone can make a difference one child at a time! Sign up to become an ODAAP Ambassador and let us know how you are making a difference in your community!