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.

Want to “Do Something” About Teen Dating Abuse?

As the school year is winding down, with folks getting amped for the summer, the RAPP Peer Leaders invite you to join them in their final school wide campaign, from DoSomething.org, 1 in 3 of Us. Heading into the summer, … Continue reading

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Next PTA General Membership meeting: Thursday, May 28th

All parents and guardians, You are cordially invited to the May 2015 PTA general membership meeting taking place on Thursday evening, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  This is the official meeting for our PTA elections for … Continue reading

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Denim Day ~ An International Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign ~ 4/29/15

Make a social statement with your fashion statement. Wear jeans with a purpose!   In 1999, an Italian Supreme Court Justice overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing skinny jeans at the time of the attack. The Chief … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walk-A-Thon

Saturday, April 18th! Visit the NYC Teen Dating Violence Awareness facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/nycteenwalk?fref=ts&ref=br_tf *Every participant must complete a registration form* They can complete the Registration Form and scan it and email it to (storres@thehealingcenterny.org) before 4/16/15 – OR … Continue reading

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Day of Silence ~ Silence is Powerful… Brave… Loud… A Movement!

This Friday, April 17 marks GLSEN’s 20th 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 … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation ~ National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015

It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring, and it’s a busy season for the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program. We are gearing up for events for International Street Harassment Awareness Week, the National Day of Silence, the Healing Center’s “Teen Dating … Continue reading

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How Teachers Can Help Students Experiencing Dating Abuse

Greetings, The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP)  is taking this opportunity to share information from Break the Cycle, a national nonprofit organization that provides preventive dating and domestic violence education and outreach to teens and young adults. Anyone interested in discussing … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation ~ Women’s History Month

We have a lot to celebrate… March is Women’s History Month. March 8th was International Women’s Day, on which a great march took place, from Times Square to the United Nations, in support of gender equality and equity. And Spring … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation ~ National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

February is a busy month for RAPP at Truman. While it is nationally recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we also look forward to NYC DOE initiative, Respect For All week, February 9 – 13, and V-Day’s … Continue reading

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Living His Dream ~ A Call to Action

  R.A.P.P. & the Men of Strength Club proudly share with you the “Living His Dream” campaign. As you may know, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, best known for being an iconic figure in … Continue reading

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On Communication

Happy 2015, Truman family. Over this break, I came across this piece from ForHarriet.com and thought to share with you. What are your thoughts? Anything you’d like to add to this? Let me know, via emiller11@schools.nyc.gov. “Three Things I Wish … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation ~ National Stalking Awareness Month, 2015

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In every State across our Nation, stalking is a crime. It is unacceptable behavior that violates the most basic principles of respect and decency, infringing on our fundamental right … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday’s ~ Tips for Coping With Holiday Stress

This holiday season, the RAPP team wishes a very happy, safe holiday season to the Truman community! While many people are excited over the break, holidays can be stressful for teens. Teens can experience a range of experience during the … Continue reading

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Teen Twitter Chat about Dating Abuse

Teens invited to participate in the first Teen Twitter Chat! Have teens ask questions about healthy relationships, get resources and information! Follow the conversation at: @NYCTeen Dv                @NYC Youth                  #NYCDateSafe

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World Kindness Day – Participate!

The World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2014. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. According to modern psychology, altruistic acts increases our own happiness in a profound way. The World Kindness Day … Continue reading

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