reach Out Recognize Relationship Abuse

Reach Out Recognize Relationship Abuse Breakfast Presentations

Please join us at the WNED Studios for a free informal breakfast, for businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations of Western New York, to learn about the Reach Out: Recognize Relationship Abuse initiative.

Wednesday, February 27
8:30am - 9:30am
WNED | WBFO
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
Friday, March 1
8:30am - 9:30am
WNED | WBFO
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
1 in 3 teenagers experience some form of relationship abuse. Abuse is not just physical, it can include online stalking and GPS tracking. You might be able to help a young person in need. Reach Out: Recognize Relationship Abuse is a project led by the partnership of WNED-TV and the Family Justice Center, working together to raise awareness about unhealthy relationships in order to reach teenagers and young adults in need. It is designed to raise awareness of relationship abuse red flags and warning signs and equip people with the tools required to get the teenager or young adult in their lives the help they need.

WNED-TV and the Family Justice Center offer free Reach Out presentations to small businesses, corporations, faith-based organizations, non-profits, schools, and parent groups – or any group who requests a presentation. Sign up for a presentation at a Reach Out breakfast.

Reach Out Breakfasts presented by WNED | WBFO, The Family Justice Center, and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
People age 16 - 24 are victims of domestic violence at a rate of  3 times the national average
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FAQs

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available in the WNED | WBFO studios parking lot off Charles Street. The building is just three blocks from Main Street and centrally located among many bus lines.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For more information, please contact Beth Fronckowiak at bfronckowiak@wned.org or 716-845-7000 ext. 373.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to bring a printed ticket. Volunteers will check in you based on the registration list.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, but when checking in, please let the volunteers know whose place you are taking. Registration is required to ensure there is enough room, materials, and food for all attendees.

WNED | WBFO is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. Free parking is available in the WNED | WBFO parking lot off Charles Street. The building is just three blocks from Main Street and centrally located among many bus lines
About Reach Out: Recognize Relationship Abuse
Relationship abuse destroys families, young adults and children throughout our community, in every neighborhood and at every socio-economic level. As a result, the Reach Out initiative is built on the premise that all of us need to know the warning signs and how to have the conversation with teenagers or young adults we believe may be victims of relationship abuse. The goal of Reach Out is to equip people with the tools required to get the teenager or young adult the help they need.

One of the challenges in dealing with this issue is that when recognition of an unhealthy relationship occurs, the next steps are frequently unknown. In these situations it is imperative that we each know what to do and what to say. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or a friend, starting the conversation is one of the hardest parts. Through this initiative, the goal is that no matter who you are, you will be able to take the necessary steps to intervene and help a teenager or young adult in an unhealthy situation.

The project largely focuses on helping adults who have teens in their lives. The resources will guide them through recognizing relationship abuse to explaining the do’s and don’ts of a conversation with a young person in need. It can be a tricky conversation to have – and Reach Out will help you get started. The website contains videos and additional information like warning signs to help identify whether a relationship could be abusive. The website also includes contacts for experts who can help and who can provide training and support to adults who want to learn more.

The 30-minute television program provides the wider community with critical information to understand relationship abuse no matter the age. It builds upon the online awareness campaign and shines a spotlight on the work the Family Justice Center does and how they can help someone in trouble. It stresses the warning signs and dives more deeply into having the conversation with someone in a harmful situation. It’s a program everyone needs to watch.
Reach Out is a production of WNED | WBFO in partnership with the Family Justice Center of Erie County
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