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NYOFACE Humanitairian Awards Gala

October 10, 2015


Our recognition program is for young women & men ages 13-24 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools and adult community leaders. The NYOFACE Humanitarian Award is given to young women and young men whose volunteer activities make the community a better place.  They must simply be committed to improving the world around them.  This award encourages them to be powerful agents of change. As a result, the NYOFACE Humanitarian Award helps ensure that these youth develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and a confident understanding that they are important and valuable members of society—worthy of only the happiest and healthiest of relationships. 


Teen dating violence has only recently been recognized as a significant public health problem, the complex nature of this phenomenon is not fully understood. Although research on rates of perpetration and victimization exists, research that examines the problem from studies that have taken place for months and even years considers the dynamics of teen romantic relationships is lacking. Consequently, those in the field have to rely on an adult framework to examine the problem of teen dating violence.


This is where NYOFACE Council on Teen Dating /Domestic Violence comes in; we find that this adult framework does not take into account key differences between adolescent and adult romantic relationships. We also know adult and adolescent romantic relationships differ.  We are here to help move the field toward in the creation of developmentally appropriate prevention programs and effective interventions for teenagers. The NYOFACE Council on Teen Dating/Domestic Violence prevention & intervention programs are created by multidisciplinary team of professionals, community leaders, victims and citizens.  Will you join our team?

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