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Sharing information about controlling abusing behavior will change the minds of young adults in intimate relationships.
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Last night we were speaking at Juvenile Probation. These young adults were so responsive. Their questions were on point and meaningful. One of the boys asked why does HurtNo1 focus on young adults. My reply was that we're trying to shape the future to put an end to intimate partner violence, not explain or excuse the past. I hope that was the right answer, it came from my heart.
This morning HurtNo1 was to supposed to speak at the juvenile detention facility in Morgan Hill. I get there and the class was cancelled. Apparently, there was an inmate altercation and it was locked down. The facility had 3 young ladies in the girls’ wing and they asked me if I would have a conversation with the girls instead of leaving. Of course I said yes. We had a great casual conversation about destructive relationships vs healthy relationships. The best 1.5 hours I had all week. I got amazing hugs from the girls and I know they will have a lot to think about. I thank God for placing me there.
Tonight we have the honor to talk to some young adults on probation. We will leave them with some things to think about..
A couple of weeks ago, while I was presenting at the juvenile detention residence, I was talking about the laws and how they changed over the past 20 years, (remember these are teenage boys), and pointed out O.J. Simpson and his trial and that he had previously beaten his wife prior to her death (I showed a pic provided by the CO). One of the boys in the group said: “OJ Simpson is my hero”! I told the young man “you need to find another hero”, and I proceeded to explain that a hero is someone that is admired for their achievements, who does good works with their lives and shows courage. I named a few athletes who can be considered heroes, and told him to pick one of them… I finished my presentation feeling confident that they understood the devastating effects of domestic violence. The following is the note I received from this young man. "Thank you Sheila for being so brave and telling us your story. You are a strong woman and OJ Simpson is not my hero anymore, you are." I have no words..
This past Saturday morning I was pleased to return to the juvenile detention residence to speak to a class of 12 young men. As is my normal routine, half way through the class I start asking questions to see if they are paying attention. I didn’t know there was a repeat offender in the class. Imagine my surprise when he raised his hand and answered correctly. I said to him, “you’ve heard this before”, he said “yes, this is my second time in your class, I remember everything you said”. What an honor to be remembered.
Tonight HurtNo1 is going back to Juvenile Probation to speak to more young souls. The following is one of the notes from my last class at Juvenile Hall. 4-2015 Dear Sheila I appreciate the time you took to speak with this class. From what I heard in the hour you spoke with us, is that anyone can overcome DV. As a child I was brought up in a violent household so I can relate. I’m grateful that you spoke or else I would not have learned so much. Its people like you that give me hope that there are good loving individuals on this earth. You are a survivor, a hero, & most of all an awesome person!!!! Thank you.
Tonight we will be at Juvenile Hall speaking to young people on probation. We continue to advocate for peace in our homes and on the street. Thank you for your prayers.
Tomorrow morning we will return to the Juvenile Detention Facility "the Ranch" talking to residents on the devastation of violence in our homes. They will learn! We have reached over 1600 young people since HurtNo1 began its mission to end domestic violence through education. Please keep HurtNo1 in your prayers.
HurtNo1, Inc. is pleased to be presenting "Love Shouldn't Hurt" at the Prayer Garden Church "2015 Extreme Rejuvenating Women's Conference" this Saturday, March 21, 2015 in San Jose, California. We are honored.
Tonight we are back at Juvenile Hall talking to our youth about domestic violence and the signs of an abusive controlling relationship. Speaking to their hearts as well as their minds.
Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council - Children's Issues Committee met this morning. I am honored to be in the company of community leaders whose focus is assisting and supporting children affected by domestic violence.
HurtNo1, Inc. will be speaking to residents of Juvenile detention facility tomorrow morning. We have a powerful message for these young people to stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault. Keep us in your prayers.
Last night HurtNo1, Inc. had the extraordinary opportunity to address domestic violence with 7 girls currently residing in a group home situation. What an honor that was for me. The dialogue and their questions only prove that more education and conversation concerning intimate partner violence is critical to the growth of our communities. It was supposed to end at 8pm, we were there until 9:15pm. HurtNo1 has another “talk” tonight. I’m tired, but pumped at the same time. We are making a difference in the lives of our youth. Please continue to keep HurtNo1, Inc. in your prayers as we reach this community of young people facing challenges and ending domestic violence for the next generation.
So glad to begin this new year with new opportunities. Tomorrow morning we'll be at the juvenile detention residential facility and next week we'll be talking to teens in distress situations. Keep us in your prayers as we continue to reach out to teens to end intimate partner violence for the next generation.
As 2014 comes to a close we want to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support. HurtNo1, Inc. is pleased to report that this year we exceeded our goal and reached over 475 young souls. That’s 475 young people who are aware of the signs and the dangers of domestic violence. As we continue moving forward we want to let everyone know that we will continue to raise awareness and speak out against intimate partner violence, sexual assault and controlling abusive behavior through education. We will continue to strive to put an end to IPV and let our young people know that it’s unacceptable in any relationship, and that seeking healthy relationships should be a priority in the choices we make. We believe we can put an end to DV for the next generation. Please “LIKE” and “SHARE” our page. Visit http://www.hurtno1.org/ today to make sure we can keep bringing the message to the teens and young adults who need to know that they deserve relationships that help and don’t hurt.
HurtNo1, Inc. will have a very busy week with 4 high school presentations. We have handouts to print, swag bags to prepare and reply postcards to buy. It's going to be a very busy week. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
It is with a very heavy heart that HurtNo1, Inc. announces the departure of 4 Board members. We say, so long, but not goodbye to Lisa B. Strickland, Donna Knowlton, Omar Nevarez and Cathy Perry. Their participation and dedication to HurtNo1, Inc. is what brought us this far. I cannot thank them enough for their hard work, their laughter, and their love. We will remain friends and colleagues in this crazy wacky world of non-profit organizations and hope to call on them as advisors in the near future. Our Board has downsized but our mission has not, so stay tuned as we adjust to this transition. With so much love, Sheila Badon
Today, HurtNo1, Inc. will be speaking to High School students who are parents sharing information about the dangers of controlling abusive behavior, what it looks and feels like and how to avoid being a victim, how not to be a perpetrator and the benefits of being in a healthy relationship. Keep us in your prayers.
10/17 - 21 High School students 10/21 - 17 teenagers on probation 10/24 - 25 High School students So far this month 63 teenagers attended HurtNo1, Inc. presentation on domestic violence prevention. 63 young souls are now aware of the dangers of controlling abusive behavior, what it looks and feels like and how to avoid being a victim and how not to be a perpetrator and the benefits of being in a healthy relationship. 1 more presentation this month and 3 in November. HurtNo1, Inc. is busy.