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Parents Magazine: How Black Communities Are Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Black youth might also feel less comfortable reaching out for support, since it often involves reaching out to police or law enforcement.

And though there are general resources like the National Domestic Violence Hotline, targeted efforts to combat domestic violence and teen dating violence have the potential to meet Black youth where they are.

The Black Girl Freedom Fund is one of a growing list of targeted efforts working to reduce the impact of structural and interpersonal violence on Black Girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth. The community can engage with the organization by observing Black Girl Freedom Week, which is taking place for the second time this year, and includes conversation on various aspects of culture and leadership with involvement of many guests and speakers including Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Sanaa Lathan….READ MORE FROM PARENTS MAGAZINE

About the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign

The #1Billion4BlackGirls is a 10-year philanthropic initiative designed to invest in the brain trust, innovation, health, safety, education, artistic visions, research, and joy of Black girls and their families. The Black Girl Freedom Fund (BGFF) is an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), and leads and hosts the organization of Black Girl Freedom Week.

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