Dating Violence Featured on Katie Couric's Show
This week, Dr. Jacqueline Campbell was featured as a guest on the new Katie Couric Show for a powerful episode on dating abuse. Dr. Campbell, our board president and a national leader in research and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, spoke with host Katie Couric about the impact of dating violence on victims and their families.
The program reminded viewers that teen dating abuse is an issue affecting thousands of young Americans each year. In fact, approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
To continue the conversation after the cameras stopped rolling, Futures participated in a post-show Google+ Hangout to discuss the issue of teen dating violence in more depth. Futures’ Brian O’Connor facilitated a discussion with Dr. Campbell and Whitney Lass, an advocate at the National Dating Abuse Helpline.
Both guests described the signs of an abusive relationship and resources for getting help. They also discussed the use of cell phones and computers in the context of dating violence. That’s Not Cool, our national public education website and campaign that uses examples of controlling behavior online to educate teens about digital abuse, was also discussed.
Many thanks to the Katie show for helping us put the issue of teen dating violence on the national agenda! To view the full Google+ Hangout conversation, visit: http://www.katiecouric.com/features/google-hangout-with-our-dating-violence-experts/.