A winner will be announced at the end of February, which is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month.
Superintendent Juan Cabrera is one of eight nominees for the Texas Council on Family Violence’s Young Hearts Matter Advocate of the Year Award, recognizing his efforts to curb teen dating violence among students in EPISD.
The Young Hearts Matter Advocate of the Year Award recognizes adults who partner with young people, act as leaders for violence prevention in their community, and have made prevention programming more accessible as a result of their efforts.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
The dating or fraternization policy adopted by an organization reflects the culture of the organization.
Employee oriented, forward thinking workplaces recognize that one of the places that employees meet their eventual spouse or partner is at work.“As a father of three children, two of whom are young women, it is a priority for me to make sure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and resources to help prevent teen dating violence,” Cabrera said.“I am humbled by the nomination and thrilled with the prospect of being able to make a difference in the efforts to give teens the tools they need to form healthy relationships.” Earlier this school year, Cabrera helped launch the “Coaching Boys Into Men” program.These relationships make sense because the commonalities that coworkers share such as proximity, shared interests, age, children, and similar incomes, encourage friendships.These friendships and romances affect the workplace positively adding to the sense of teamwork and camaraderie.For example, in an email, sent by a reader, a woman worried that she could no longer participate in friendships that she had developed over several years if she accepted a promotion.