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February 2019

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Message from Commissioner

Cecile Noel

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Raising Awareness and Celebrating Healthy Relationships

This February, we commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about an important issue that affects teenagers in New York City and across the nation. Not only does teen dating violence affect one in every three adolescents in the United States; did you know...?

  • One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.*
  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.*
  • Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.*

*For citations and more data about the impact of teen dating violence, visit

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Studies have shown that experiencing violence in a relationship during adolescence can have grave long-term consequences, such as putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and further relationship violence. This is why two of the cornerstones of our work here at ENDGBV are prevention and education.

Our Healthy Relationship Training Academy centers young people in our mission to end domestic and gender-based violence. Our Community Educators provide interactive workshops to young people about key topics, such as consent, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships. The Academy also delivers workshops and trainings to parents and professionals working with young people, about how to discuss relationships, spotting warning signs of intimate partner violence, and being a resource and an ally to young people.

When we consider that 82% of parents feel confident that they could recognize the signs if their child was experiencing dating abuse, yet 58% could not correctly identify all the warning signs of abuse, it’s clear that we must seize every opportunity to spark dialogue about healthy (and unhealthy) relationship behaviors, and to spread awareness for warning signs of relationship violence, and how to recognize them—among youth, parents, and those working with youth.

In addition to raising awareness, ENDGBV also builds strategic partnerships and support for survivors, highlighting the resources available in New York City, and collaborating with sister agencies and community partners to identify innovative approaches for preventing dating abuse, building foundations for healthy relationships, and making services even more accessible.

What's New

Commissioner Noel Sits Down with Ebro, Laura, and Rosenberg

Commissioner Cecile Noel breaks down the issues of domestic violence, sex trafficking & signs to look for with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning.
Watch the interview
Commissioner Noel in Hot 97's radio studio

Stalking, Human Trafficking, and More: Defined

Want to know how ENDGBV defines terms around gender-based violence, such as stalking, sexual violence, human trafficking? See our definitions at
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City Hall In Your Borough: Bronx Edition

From our roundtable with Muslim faith leaders, to our work with the Bronx Sexual Assault Task Force, to bringing art-based workshops coordinated by our Artist in Residence Ebony Golden, ENDGBV traveled with City Hall to the Bronx last week to bring information and resources to our local communities.

ENDGBV In the News: Crain’s NY
Learn more about the roundtable that ENDGBV convened for Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, called “Strengthening Healthcare Responses for Survivors of Human Trafficking” at Crain’s NY.

Calling all New Yorkers: Vote for the City You Want
Ahead of voting in the special election for Public Advocate on Tuesday, February 26, learn more about the candidates and locate your nearest poll site at Voting.NYC or the NYC Campaign Finance Board.

Upcoming Trainings

Every month, ENDGBV’s NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) host Core trainings and workshops for service providers. We also occasionally provide advanced trainings. This month’s advanced training is on the “Intersection of Substance Misuse and Intimate Partner Violence” at QFJC.

Check for our full schedule of upcoming trainings and learn how you can sign up at

Handicap Logo All NYC FJCs are wheelchair accessible, including entrances and restrooms. If you require any other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, please contact persons at the respective location upon registering at least 5 business days before event date(s) to ensure that an interpreter will be available.

In the News

The Trump Administration Quietly Changed the Definition of Domestic Violence and We Have No Idea What For
Read full story at Slate

Whitaker Eyes Axing Asylum for Victims of Domestic Violence, Child Sex Abuse
Read full story at the Daily Beast

Council unanimously passes Queens lawmaker’s bill to ensure quality services for domestic violence survivors
Read full story at the Queens Courier

Inside Queens’ Hidden Sex District
Read full story at Reuters

The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood
Read full story at USA Today

Assessing Betsy DeVos’s Proposed Rules on Title IX and Sexual Assault Read full story in the New Yorker

The Stat That 1 In 5 College Women Are Sexually Assaulted Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means
Read full story at Forbes

Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking
Read full story at Inside Higher Ed


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