Dear Future President,
Most people know the basic signs of domestic abuse like unexplained anger, over controlling behavior, and physical violence. There’s an image of domestic abuse happening only with older men and women, not teens and young adults. Foundations and support groups don’t focus in on the younger people being affected. “Young women 16 to 24 experience the highest rate of domestic partner violence...”(Wallace 1). There needs to be more awareness and understanding of domestic abuse throughout college campuses, high schools and with young adults.
America needs more foundations like ‘One Love’, that focus’ on the younger age groups. This foundation has involved around 6,000 students on college campuses with their program, they’ve also started #ThatsNotLove launched in October. The purpose of this foundation is to raise awareness to people around the ages of 15-25. Considering this foundation has involved more than 30,000 people shows that is has made a difference and improved its goals. If just one foundation can make this sort of impact than its only further proof that there need to be more like it.
One of the main reasons people start groups, help centers and organizations is because “People don't always recognize relationship abuse when they read an article about it or listen to someone talk about it”(Wallace 3). Which is exactly why having more awareness on college campuses and throughout young adults is crucial.