Category Archives: THE R.A.P.P. PROGRAM

RAPP’s purpose is to promote healthy teen relationships and raise awareness of teen relationship abuse. We help teenagers learn what is healthy in a relationship so they can live free from abusive relationships. We do this in a number of ways:

* Workshops on teen relationship abuse.
* Counseling for students who may be in abusive relationships or who just want to learn more to avoid being the victim of abuse.
* Relationships groups for young men and women.
* Groups that look at how “popular culture” affects how young men and women behave.
* Help and referrals for family members who may be in abusive relationships.
* Peer leadership & job opportunities.
* After-school groups, such as the Poetry Club, the Book Club and the Movie Club.
* “It’s a RAPP” monthly newsletter has an advice column, poetry pages, Rhyme 4 Reason, monthly polls & lots of useful information.

One Billion Rising: Revolution

  February 14, 2016 is coming soon. To a lot of people, that is St. Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate who you like, who you love. At RAPP, we’ve honored February 14th as Love Is Respect Day, a day … Continue reading

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WEAR ORANGE DAY ~ Tuesday February 9th!

As you may know, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the week of February 8 – 12 is “Respect For All” week, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day AND One Billion Rising: Revolution! There are many ways … Continue reading

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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness And Prevention Month, 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Teen Dating Violence Awareness And Prevention Month, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person’s safety, development, and sense of … Continue reading

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Truman RAPP featured in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence winter bulletin!

STEPS to End Family Violence is thrilled that our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) is featured in the Winter Bulletin of theNew York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, in honor of February’s designation as National Teen Dating … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

When we think about slavery, most of us probably think about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. But slavery persists, even in 2016. Check out the graphic below, and then read the proclamation from President Obama, to learn more. NATIONAL SLAVERY AND … Continue reading

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Truman Says NO MORE…

  No more violence.  No more abuse. No more excuses! As we prepare to end the Fall semester, RAPP would like to invite the Truman community (staff, students, parents) to contribute to the “No More” campaign. Think about the reason … Continue reading

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International Human Rights Day!

Thursday December 10, 2015 is International Human Rights Day! It is a the culmination of #16Days of Activism, celebrating that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights … Continue reading

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

11/25/15 ~ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women International Awareness campaigns give us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and educate our community about issues, like those raised during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence … Continue reading

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November 13th is World Kindness Day!

Tomorrow, we will participating in World Kindness Day, a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. It is a day we look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and … Continue reading

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#SpiritDay is Thursday October 15th

Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit‘ … Continue reading

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RAPP Peer Leaders Participated in WNYC Radio Rookies “Crushed” Series

Our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) had another incredibly impactful and inspiring summer leadership program. In addition to writing and thinking critically about topics that affect them and their communities, the RAPP Peer Leaders researched and then hosted our second … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015 NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Domestic violence impacts women, men, and children … Continue reading

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NYC Brides March ~ This Saturday, September 26th

  The mission of the New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence is to raise awareness of domestic violence and its consequences, particularly in the Latino community in New York City. Goals To pay tribute to Gladys Ricart and to all … Continue reading

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6th Annual Father’s Day Pledge

STEPS and RAPP are proud to co-sponsor NYC’s 6th Annual Father’s Day Pledge – just 5 days away! June 10th at 4pm on the steps of NYC City Hall! This year Hon. David Dinkins is joining the movement of men … Continue reading

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Truman H.S. is “No Place For Hate” for 2014-2015

Truman H.S. has been designated, for a sixth consecutive year, a 2014-2015 No Place For Hate® (NPFH) school by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). We received this honor for the work we do to promote respect and understanding on the Truman … Continue reading

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