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.

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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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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