Preventing Violence Against Girls—Teens Taking Charge
According to the CDC, 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of high school students, 10.8% of high school girls surveyed from grades 9-12 were forced to have sexual intercourse at some time in their lives and 19% of students report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past 12 months.In Ulster County last year, 2,326 domestic incident reports—an increase of 26% over the previous year—came into the Domestic Violence Unit established by the County Department of Social Services.Dating violence affects women regardless of their age, but teens are particularly vulnerable. In fact, women age 16 to 24, experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence. Information on Sperling’s Best Places rates the City of Kingston and New Paltz a 5, the Village of Saugerties a 7, and the Village of Ellenville a 6 for violent crimes.National average is a 3. It is a commonly accepted belief that primary prevention should be the gold standard.That being said, the United States of America has not done well in this domain.We have watched childhood obesity rates go up, diabetes rates go up, teen STD rates go up, and teen pregnancy rates go up while the cost of delivering health care explodes.
Through a grant from the Office on Women's Health we are currently offering in Saugerties and Kingston:
A 5 session educational program
“All About Me”
with a curriculum focused on helping teen girls make healthy choices, build self esteem and form respectful relationships.
Contact Linda Showers (showers412 @aol.com) or call 845-691-7984 for more information or if you are interested in having a program brought to your area.
Help us combat violence against girls.
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The Women's Health and Fitness Expo on May 1,
The Wallkill High School health Fair on May 4th
Mid-Town Make A Difference Day
on June 19th.
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Call Marge 845-691-7984 to schedule a program for your group
“Childhood Obesity On the Rise”
“Atherosclerosis and Hypertension in the Young”
“Increasing Onset of Type 2 Diabetes in America’s Youth”
“Lack of Physical Activity, Increased Screen Time Endangering American Health”
These are common headlines that we see and hear everyday. The Hudson Valley is not immune to this health issue that is facing America. If you have an adolescent girl (9-13) in your family, consider enrolling yourself
- If you have employees, spread the word to them
- If you are a health care provider, refer your clients to the program
- If your agency works with girls (9-13) here is an opportunity for you to find an affordable program to offer
The purpose of this ten (10) session program is:
- To provide parents with tools & strategies to improve family eating & activity habits
- To support adolescent girls in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
- To prevent obesity among adolescent girls Class size is limited. Register ASAP.
Program starting in
The Town of Rochester on Thursday, June 3rd
from 6-8 pm
To register call Carol Dennin 626-2115
Laurie Mozian The Kingston Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org
845-338-2500 x 4061