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Youth Against Violence Prezi

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Claire Renter

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Domestic Violence:
When one person has power and control over another person in a romantic relationship. This happens over time, in patterns of behaviors. Any behavior that threatens and intimidates is usually abuse.
Child Abuse:
When adults misuse power to harm children and youth. Child abuse includes: neglect, physical abuse, all forms of sexual abuse, emotional and verbal abuse.
“Any act that has the effect of: physically harming a student or damaging their property, knowingly placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm to the student or damage to their property, or creating a hostile educational environment including interfering with the psychological well-being of a student.”

-Oregon Safe Schools Act, 2009
The use of excessive force, usually physical, but potentially in the form of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation by a police officer.
Why did you get involved?
(503) 793-1691
March 2013 Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence Survey
14% of youth who attended said
Home Violence
does not get addressed
36% of youth who attended said
Cyber Bullying
is the type of violence that youth experience the most that adults don't understand.
38% of Males said they would want to work on
Police and Gang Violence
I've seen this violence...
I've experienced this violence...
How can I get on board with the movement?
The Multnomah Youth Commission

Restorative Justice?
An approach to establish Justice that focuses on the needs of the victim(s) and the offender(s), as well as involving the community
of satisfying legal policies and/or isolating the offender.

-What happened?
-Who was impacted?
-What will make things right?
-What will keep things right?
-How can others support you moving forward?
Violence can be done by anyone:
Simply put: violence is any excessive nonconsensual force or belittling language that makes a person hurt or insecure.
Any sexual act against someone's will (non-consensual)
Lead a youth sub-committee
Share insight on youth violence
Take our survey and survey others
Meet New People
Portland & Multnomah County Crisis Line (503) 988-4888

May 2013 Portland State University, Capstone Survey
A group of youth and adults working together on important community issues
Assumes youth have the right and capacity to participate in decisions that impact their lives
Assumes mutual learning between youth and adults
Multnomah Youth Commission Approach: To involve youth in all levels of community decision making
3 Committees:
1. Sustainability
2. Youth Against Violence
3. Youth Voice/Education
Youth-Adult Partnership
Multnomah Youth Commission Approach: To involve youth in all levels of community decision making

A group of youth and adults working together on important community issues

Assumes youth have the right and capacity to participate in decisions that impact their lives

Assumes mutual learning between youth and adults

People of all cultures/ethnicities
People of all ages
Men (fathers, brothers, boyfriends)
Women (mothers, sisters, girlfriends)
Religious Institutions
2013 Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence
The official youth policy body for both Multnomah County and the City of Portland
28% of surveyed youth surveyed say they have experienced
School/Bullying Violence
17% of youth surveyed say they have experienced
15% of youth surveyed say they have experienced
Home Violence
Identified by youth in the City of Portland and Multnomah County
"When I came here from Mexico, where there is a lot of violence, I thought I would feel safe in the United States. But I live in East County and there have been shootings in the park near me and I hear gunshots every night. I believe youth can contribute to making Portland a safe place."
"One of my friends got killed. His name was Larry... He was not a gang member. He had just graduated and was going to PSU to build a life for himself. So when I joined MYC I was so glad to be able to do something about this so that it wouldn't happen again to somebody like Larry. Because I know how much it hurts to lose somebody you knew so well, who made you laugh and that was a great friend to everyone."
I grew up in the Park Rose District and you don't see as much violence there. When I moved to David Douglas and my sister started middle school...She's my little sister and there's nothing I can do to protect her.
I feel passionately that everyone should feel safe everywhere. We saw a huge increase in violence towards LGBTQ youth and in hate crimes. So MYC started a hate crime group, but as we looked more into it we decided it should be for everyone. Our goal is to look at every kind of violence whether it's bullying, gang violence, or cyber-bullying, and make it safe for everyone to be themselves."
Harassment, violence, or discrimination motivated by prejudice based on actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation of an individual.

*In Oregon, and in fifteen other states, sexual orientation and gender identity are recognized in state hate crime laws.
The gang lifestyle or culture is a way of life that includes patterns related to conduct
and indoctrination, beliefs, traditions, values, language, art, skills and social and
interpersonal relationships.
The use of electronic communication via Internet or other related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile way.
Sexual Violence
Dating Violence
Sexual Violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent.
The presence of a verbal, "yes" when "no" is an option
No drugs/alcohol
No pressure
No physical force
Consent Is:
Reasons someone might NOT consent:
Disability, and/or
Influence of alocohol or other drugs.
Anyone can experience sexual violence including:
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can happen in heterosexual, homosexual, and queer relationships. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
If You Are a Victim of Dating Violence, You Might…

Think it's your fault
Feel angry, sad, lonely, depressed, or confused
Feel helpless to stop the abuse
Feel threatened or humiliated
Feel anxious
Not know what might happen next
Feel like you can't talk to family and friends
Be afraid of getting hurt more seriously
Feel protective of your boyfriend or girlfriend
Source: Gangs 101: Understanding the Culture of Youth Violence
Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying.

Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment.

But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.
Youth who are cyberbullied are more likely to:
•Use alcohol and drugs
•Skip school
•Experience in-person bullying
•Be unwilling to attend school
•Receive poor grades
•Have lower self-esteem
•Have more health problems

Gang violence is a communal event, like a ritual which links members together in a common bond.

By engaging in violence in the company of one another, the gang creates its own
subculture dynamic that takes on a momentum of its own.

The gang culture, with all its traditions and rituals, is greater than the sum of its individual participants.

Gang violence means criminal and non political acts of violence committed by a group of people who regularly engage in criminal activity against innocent people.

The term may also refer to physical hostile interactions between two or more gangs.
Sexual violence is a broad term and includes rape, incest, child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, human trafficking,unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, and voyeurism.
Nationally, incidents of excessive use of force, police brutality, and racial profiling have
negatively affected the public’s attitude toward police, particularly among youth of color.

Locally, several such incidents have occurred in recent years, increasing the mistrust of
communities of color toward the police
Information gathered from the Youth Violence Prevention Partnership (YVPP) 2009-2010 Report
The YVPP approach is based on the belief that law enforcement officials and young people can be allies in an effort to create safer, more peaceful, and more just communities.
Changing attitudes on both sides of the police-youth divide is a first step

Positive contact between youth and police is one way to create this change, as it has been found to be predictive of positive attitudes among youth

Likewise, positive contact with youth can help to change the attitudes of police

More on the Police...
Multnomah Youth Commission
10317 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR
(503) 793-1691
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