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.

Communicating With Friends About Dating Relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while it is almost over, we hope the awareness is carried at all times. A recent study shows that 73% of teens experience emotional abuse, and that 1 in 3 teen relationships experience … Continue reading

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RAPP Participates in the 14th Annual Gladys Ricart & Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Brides March

We are proud to have participated in the 14th Annual Gladys Ricart & Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Brides March this past Friday, September 26, 2014, lending our voices to a movement that will continue UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS! We … Continue reading

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A Proclamation from the President: The 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law on September 13, 1994. The President issued a proclamation commemorating that anniversary. You can read the full text of that proclamation below. Twenty years … Continue reading

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#selfies4school – Participate in today’s blogathon!!!!

Right now, a young girl somewhere in India is fighting to stay in school.She is trying to beat a statistic that says every second girl in India will be married before the age of 18, well before she is mentally … Continue reading

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RAPP 2014-15 Introduction

Greetings Parents/Guardians/Families – I’d like to take this opportunity to say hello at the start of another exciting year at Truman H.S. as well as (re)introduce myself. I am Erika L. Miller and I am a NYS licensed social worker. Since December 2000, I’ve coordinated … Continue reading

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RAPP Wishes You A Happy, Safe Summer!

As the school year comes to an end, we are very proud of all RAPP accomplished this school year, from participating in the Gladys Ricart Memorial Brides March in September, to One Billion Rising For Justice in February, to International … Continue reading

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5th Annual Father’s Day Pledge to End Violence

Truman RAPP is proud to be part of this annual event, engaging men in taking a proactive stance in ending violence against women. There will be two opportunities to join us on the steps of City Hall. You can visit … Continue reading

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Are college degrees disproportionately accessible to wealthier students?

As the school year winds down, and college-bound seniors are getting ready for their transition from high school to college, I wanted to share this piece with you. Whether your child is the first in the family to attend college, … Continue reading

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Truman is a ‘No Place For Hate’ Gold Star School!

Congratulations to the Truman community for earning Harry S Truman High School’s honor as a 2013-2014 No Place for Hate Gold Star School! We attended a Recognition Ceremony, held at the Skirball Center in Manhattan on May 21, 2014. We heard from inspirational … Continue reading

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Join the Truman Leaders team for AIDS Walk NY

Looking for a meaningful way to spend a Sunday? Earn community service? Make a difference in your community? Then you can join us for the AIDS Walk, Sunday May 18th. Get there early, and see the opening ceremony, featuring celebrity … Continue reading

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Healthy Teen Relationships Coalition 6th Annual Conference

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FACT SHEET: Not Alone – Protecting Students from Sexual Assault

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 29, 2014 FACT SHEET: Not Alone – Protecting Students from Sexual Assault One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college.  Most often, it happens her freshman … Continue reading

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4*11*14 ~ The Day of Silence

Today marks GLSEN’s 19th annual Day of Silence, one of the nation’s largest student-led days of action. Thousands of students across the country will take a vow of silence as a symbolic representation of the silencing effect of anti-LGBT name-calling, … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation – National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A PROCLAMATION Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves … Continue reading

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Sign up for the Bronx Autism Walk Sunday April 6, 2014

Join Truman Angels at Orchard Beach this Sunday, as we walk in support of Autism Speaks. The link is below – Team Page link: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/bronx/trumanangels Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every … Continue reading

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