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The Chicago-based group Between Friends is among the non-profit organizations that go into schools to teach students about the signs of abusive control, why it's wrong and how to cultivate heathy relationships."When we first get there, it's not unusual for kids—both boys and girls—to say it's OK to hit your girlfriend or boyfriend," said Kathy Doherty, the organization's executive director.
We need to take it to scale, to make sure it's happening in every community."Details of the incident between singers Brown and Rihanna are fuzzy, but the story continues to create much buzz among teens across the Chicago area.Many are forced to see the perpetrator every day at school, sometimes in the same class.Young adults seeking an order of protection from Cook County judges must bring a guardian to apply on their behalf.Ed Loos, a junior at Lake Forest High School, said a common reaction among students to Chris Brown's alleged attack on Rihanna goes something like this: "Ha!She probably did something to provoke it."In Chicago, Sullivan High School sophomore Adeola Matanmi has heard the same."People said, 'I would have punched her around too,' " Matanmi said. "As allegations of battery swirl around the famous couple, experts on domestic violence say the response from teenagers just a few years younger shows the desperate need to educate this age group about dating violence.
In the case of domestic violence, Michelle Bernard wrote for the in January 2013 on the occasion of Rihanna and Brown’s reunion, those factors include, but are not limited to, “Stigma, not wanting to be associated with domestic violence, fear of losing social stature, cultural beliefs that physical abuse is a normal part of being in a relationship, and romanticizing what your relationship used to be versus what it actually is and whatever is actually going on internally with the individual who has been victimized that leads them to stay (or go back to an abuser)…” Like most deeply ingrained cultural beliefs, the social mores and thought patterns that lead to, then enable domestic violence aren’t easily changed.