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Many attended the special premier of Spike Lee's controversial film, Chiraq last night at the Chicago Theater. Today we'll talk to some of the young men and women who viewed the movie and get their perspective: will the film's focus on sex get young people's attention? Is the idea of withholding sex to get a truce between gangs something young women would possibly agree to? Did the film handle the real matter of children shot dead in a serious enough manner? Would you recommend this movie to your friends? Do you think men and women involved in gang violence will be influenced by this film at all
Violence among youth has become a growing threat to communities nationwide. While nobody knows exactly what causes youth to act out, there are some factors that can enhance violent tendencies in children. These causes can range from drug abuse to abuse at home as well as being the victim of a bully at school. It is up to parents to look for signs that their child is either the victim of crimes or is becoming violent themselves.
10 Causes of Youth Violence
· Teens who are involved in violent activities usually do not perform them alone but in a group of friends. Knowing your child's friends and how they behave can reveal to you whether or not there are warning signs of violence. Teenagers are easily influenced by their friends, so if the friends are violent, the chances of your teen becoming violent will increase.
· If a teen's parents are abusive, violent or portray hostile behavior to each other, to the teen or to others outside the family, there is a likely chance the teen will display similar or worse behavior.
Being Bullied or Victimized
· Teenagers who are victims of bullying or teasing are more likely to become violent as a last resort, cry for help or as revenge.
Access to Weapons
· Teenagers who have easy access to weapons, especially guns, will find it easier to act out violent fantasies or vengeful feelings.
Youth Action Adult Ally Hakim Crampton asks tough questions from YARN student co-hosts about the absence of student leadership, the lack of student participation in availble programs, and the lack of insterest in school by students in Middle and High School.
Today's Topic: Holiday Hell
Are you ready for the holiday with your significant other? Or is this the first holiday without him or her? Have your prepared yourself for the in-laws? What has you in an emotional reck preparing for the day of Thanksgiving? We know all to well that the argument about the TURKEY is not about the turkey. Are you Lonely or Depression? Today we will talk to listeners as they discuss their emotions as they prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Ava Ross shares and discusses on an open platform, relationships of the past, present and future. Join Ava Ross, Executive Director of Tabula Rasa Domestic Violence as she takes you on the journey from the past to the present; and help you discover the true impact of relationships.
SISTERS is an online radio show created to empower, insprie, and help women understand and identify componets that are the makeup of unhealthy relationships that invite and allow abuse.
SISTERS goal is to equip women with the tools to ultimately make better decisions as they journey to a better, healthier, and loving relationship, first with themselves and then with others.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call our help line at 1-877-977-8738 for assistance. Need someone to talk to so that your situation does not escalade to a domestic violence event, call our hotline.
Visit us on the web at www.tabularasadv.org
The School-to-Prison Pipeline is identified as a real and intense system in which students find themselves routinely suspended, expelled and often times sent to alternative educational programs or schools. Kids who find themselves in this situation ultimately begin to fall further behind in school, have juvenile contact, and end up in prison.
Join host Hakim Crampton as he reads from Chapter 3 of his book America's Pipeline to Prison.
The words domestic violence are usually assoiciated with an adult woman being abused by an adult male. One in four women will be affected by some form of domestic violence, in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. http://www.ncadv.org/need-support/what-is-domestic-violence.
With awareness growing, studies have been geared to teen domestic violence. The statistics are alarming. http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/ Over 1.5 million high school students will experience some form of physical abuse, this year. 43% of college dating women have reported some form of abuse. These numbers only include the reported number of cases. Statistically, only 33% of those vicitims every told anyone about the abuse. Parents that were surveyed don't believe that teen domestic violence is an issue (81%). The shocking part, only 58% of parents could identify the signs of an abusive relationship.
Organizations can spread awareness, but education is needed for our teens. As of July 2014, only 22 states had some form of legislation; in place, that addresses education for teen dating violence. http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-dating-violence.aspx
Spreading awareness is a step in the right direction, but without educational programs we could see these statistics continue to grow.
YOUTH IN ACTION “CONNECTING TO OUR YOUTH” As the next generation takes over our communities, are they prepared to overcome obstacles and endure life trials? How does the community entice the youth of tomorrow to embrace opportunities and finish the race to accomplish their goals and dreams? Today, Youth In Action Radio brings youth ranging from ages 11 to 16 discussing issues currently faced daily. Alonzo Williams, Brandon Williams, Braylon Armstead, Janecia Wilburn, James Martin, Jamarion Howard and Da’Mon Armstead speak with youth co-host, Donnell Johnson and Mikah Clark bringing awareness to their community. “FOR EVERY YOUTH SAVED, THE COMMUNITY IS SERVED FRUIT FROM THE TREE MOST WATERED AND NURTURED.” -Dr. Katheryn Clark-Thompson
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