In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Florida National University, its POWERHOUSE, and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Summit, entitled “The Many Faces of Domestic and Teen Dating Violence.” The event will take place on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 10 AM at Florida National University’s Hialeah Campus, located at 4425 W 20th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012.
As youth begin dating, it is important that they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy relationships. The Domestic/Teen Dating Violence Summit will show teens and the public at large, what behaviors constitute respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
- 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
- In recent years, there has been a noted trend in couples getting married later in their lives. Consequently, dating violence continues to escalate. Sadly, teenagers are not immune. The NCADV reports that approximately 1.5 million youth in our schools are victims of dating violence and maltreatment each year.
Domestic violence is a real crime that happens far more frequently than it should. One criminal act is one too many and it is one that Florida National University, The FNU Powerhouse accompanied with Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation and numerous dedicated sponsors aim to combat and prevent it.
“We’re trying to bring awareness to everyone in the South Florida area about how these kinds of offenders control their victims, exclaimed Dr. Maria Regueiro, President and CEO of Florida National University. We want to empower people with information that will help save lives. Students will be able to see the signs and end the unhealthy relationships, or if they are already involved, they will know what they can do to get the proper assistance to escape. In essence, the goal is to bring awareness through education to prevent someone from becoming a victim of these atrocious and sometimes deadly crimes.”
Presenting Sponsor, Mrs. Ana VeigaMilton, President of the JOSE MILTON Foundation and Social Responsibility Officer at United Property Management, states: ”We cannot sit idly by and let this malady continue to plague our community! Together we can stop the madness of senseless violence locally and globally.”
FNU Powerhouse’s Mission Statement
FNU’s POWERHOUSE mission is to eradicate such societal horrors in the South Florida community. Therefore, by promoting summits like The Many Faces of Domestic and Teen Dating Violence, the over 100 POWERHOUSE members which are all Movers & Shakers throughout Miami-Dade County and beyond, are certain that children, teens, parents, educators, and the community will be empowered to combat this malaise, and avoid the lethal path of domestic violence.
For further information and resources about domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.