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.

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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International Street Harassment Awareness week

from stopstreetharassment.org ~ Street harassment is an under-researched topic, but each existing study shows that street harassment is a significant and prevalent problem. The following statistics focus on prevalence. Informal Online Studies by Stop Street Harassment: To learn more about … Continue reading

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Join us for the NYC Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walk-A-Thon!

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Presidential Proclamation — Women’s History Month, 2014

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s History Month, 2014 A PROCLAMATION  Throughout our Nation’s history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold … Continue reading

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March 8 is International Women’s Day

Equality for women is progress for all “Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key … Continue reading

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How do you promote healthy relationships for the teens in your life?

As Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is ending, we wanted to share this vital information from Futures Without Violence …As Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, we would like to leave parents (and mentors, teachers, peers, etc.) … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS IN AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP?

Please read, from http://www.startstrongparents.org/resources/parents/how-do-you-know-if-your-child-is-in-an-unhealthy-relationship ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let’s face it—figuring out what’s happening in your preteen or young teen’s life and relationships can be very challenging. The use of technology makes this especially true. It is also very difficult for a preteen or young teen … Continue reading

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Truman Rises – with One Billion people around the world!

  According to UN estimates, 1 in 3 women will experience sexual or domestic violence in her lifetime. That is one billion women. One Billion Rising is a call to women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination … Continue reading

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It’s Never Okay To Say ‘Gay’ When You Really Mean ‘Stupid’

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 BY ROSALIND WISEMAN LEAVE A COMMENT How well-meaning parents support bullying by not addressing inappropriate comments made in their presence by other people’s kids. Imagine you’re driving carpool. Your child is sitting shotgun, constantly scanning the radio for everyone’s perfect … Continue reading

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National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month January 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the first National Stalking Awareness Month. In the past ten years, stalking awareness across the United States has steadily increased and enhanced responses have been developed. Laws have been strengthened, tens … Continue reading

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What parents and coaches can learn from the NFL bullying scandal.

We’d like to share this piece and, as always, encourage healthy communication between parents and children about these issues. When It’s Your Kid in the Locker Room By Emily Bazelon Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin yells at his players. What … Continue reading

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Miami Dolphins, Manhood, and Hazing

As we are in the midst of football season, we wanted to share this piece addressing sports, masculinity and hazing. We also invite feedback, especially as we continue to work towards making Truman a “No Place For Hate” campus for … Continue reading

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What Should I Look for in a Boy/Girlfriend?

We’d like to share this information, from our friends at Love Is Respect – Relationships require respect, trust and open communication. Whether you’re looking for a relationship or are already in one, make sure you and your partner agree on … Continue reading

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