Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP)
RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) partners with nine New York City high schools to provide outreach, education and counseling on abusive relationships. In each school a coordinator works on premises, reaching over 2,000 teens per year with the goal of raising awareness and offering intervention and prevention counseling.
RAPP provides training for teachers, individual and group counseling for students, educational classes, workshops peer leadership training and facilitates special school events for students.
This program is funded by the New York City Human Resources Administration, Domestic Violence Division.
RAPP Students Create Public Service Announcements
Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Peer Leaders have a unique ability and understanding to reach other youth. They set an example for their peers by modeling socially responsible behavior. Over the summer, students participating in our Truman High School-based RAPP Peer Leadership program created three Public Service Announcements (PSA)’s on the topics: teen dating abuse, parent-child communication, and healthy relationships. Please take a moment to view the PSA’s, below.
VIDEO #1 – PARENT CHILD RELATIONS
VIDEO #2 – RELATIONSHIP ABUSE
VIDEO #3 – STREET HARASSMENT
RAPP SPEAKS BEFORE CHANCELLOR WALCOTT AND DOE PANEL
RAPP is pleased to announce that the Department of Education has adopted dating abuse into their exual harassment and bullying policies. On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, RAPP representatives, Rishuana Zumberg, Beth Renov, and Archana Batra spoke before Chancellor Walcott and a Department of Education (DOE) panel about the need for such policy revisions based on their specific experiences working with teens in the schools.
Chancellor Walcott also committed to, making sure that school staff and liaisons are trained and meet state regulations. Below is a link to a New York Times blog about the changes and referencing Rishauna.
RAPP Flash Newsletter
Please read our May 2011 RAPP Flash to learn the latest news concerning RAPP and its work to end teen dating violence in New York City. RAPP Flash is produced in conjunction with the Center Against Domestic Violence and CAMBA, also providers of RAPP and our partners in the effort to keep RAPP in New York City’s schools. Follow the link: RAPP Flash V1N4