As Father’s Day Nears, Blue Shield of California Educates Employees about Preventing Relationship Abuse
Leading Violence Prevention Agency Lauds Blue Shield for Powerful Employee Education on Abuse
- Ten quick tips for parents on how to talk to your kids about healthy relationships;ps;
- A guide for how to talk to a child of any age about the importance of respect in healthy relationships;
- Ten ‘Dinner Table Topics’ using everyday examples to talk about the importance of respect in relationships;
- A quiz for parents to assess whether they are modeling RESPECT! behavior at home;
- A quiz for teens to help them determine whether or not they or their friends are in healthy relationships;
- A list of warning signs that a child is in an unhealthy relationship;
- RESPECT! Declaration for Families; and
- RESPECT! Wheel, a guide to healthy relationships.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in four large private industry establishments (with more than 1,000 employees) reports at least one incidence of domestic violence, including threats and assaults, in the past year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1,200 deaths and two million injuries to women from intimate partner violence each year. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, four women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day in this country.
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The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to end violence against women and children around the world, because every person has the right to live free of violence. For more information, visit www.endabuse.org.
The RESPECT! Campaign is a Family Violence Prevention Fund initiative to advance a national movement to promote healthy relationships and stop relationship violence through positive role modeling and respect education. Macy’s is the National Founding Partner and Blue Shield of California is the California Founding Partner of the RESPECT! Campaign which encourages individuals to help prevent and end domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and other forms of relationship abuse by talking with young people early and often about respect, and modeling that behavior in their own relationships. Through conversation guides for parents, lesson plans for teachers, tools for coaches, and other instructional “Respect Tools,” the campaign offers a variety of resources to support moms, dads, teachers, coaches, and other role models who have critical roles to play in helping our sons and daughters shape a world that is free of relationship violence. To learn more, visit www.GiveRespect.org. To sign the RESPECT! Declaration, visit: http://pledge.giverespect.org/.