OP-ED for Newsday On-line:
Opinion: A way to end relationship and domestic violence
The National Football League's clumsy approach to incidents of domestic violence in its ranks highlights a disturbing fact: ignored behavior becomes accepted behavior. But the fulcrum of negative publicity provides an opportunity for education and training -- a chance that should not be missed.
A disturbing 9.4 percent of U.S. high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.
Video: Molloy College - The Public Square 2.0 - The Partner Project
April 4, 2014 event
On April 4, 2014 The inaugural Partner Award was presented to Ms. Sharon Love of the One Love Foundation. Ms. Love was a featured speaker at The Partner Project's Love, Loss and Breaking the Silence event. Ms. Love shared her intimate feelings on the murder of her daughter Yeardley, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend at the University of Virginia. Ms. Love also participated in a panel discussion which covered relationship red flags, the role a parent should play when their child is involved in an unhealthy relationship and the legal system.
April 22, 2015 event
On April 22, 2015 the second Partner Award was presented to Olympic gold medalist Ms. Jillian Loyden. Ms. Loyden was a goalie on the United States Women's National Soccer team and is the founder of the Jillian Loyden Foundation whose mission is to break the silence associated with domestic violence. Ms. Loyden gave a presentation on the life of her late sister Britton who was murdered by her boyfriend, leaving behind a son. Ms. Loyden participated in a question and answer session which shed light on the important role quality of life plays, relationship red flags and recovery from the loss of a loved one.
Students working with The Partner Project
The Partner Award
The Partner Award is presented annually to an individual or organization who partner with us to break the silence associated with relationship, domestic, and dating violence.
The Partner Project Works to Inform and Protect:
On January 29 The Partner Project , an organization that was founded at Molloy in 2012, hosted a screening of the HBO documentary A Private Violence. The mission of The Partner Project is to end the silence that surrounds domestic, dating and relationship violence through education, research and responsible action.
The Partner Project: Ending Relationship Violence
The Partner Project at Molloy College is a collaborative effort to raise awareness about relationship violence through education, research and dialogue. The organization is dedicated to individuals who suffer in silence due to relationship violence. The founders of The Partner Project are Teresa Aprigliano, Ed.D, R.N., Associate Dean of Nursing at Molloy College, and John Amodeo, M.A., Assistant Director of Public Safety at Molloy. Dr. Aprigliano has clinical expertise in women’s health and her educational experience is in administrative leadership and courage development. Amodeo is a former Detective Commander in the New York Police Department and he has extensive experience working with victims of domestic and relationship violence..
Empowerment Though Education
Campus Community Tackles Relationship Violence with Proactive Training
Through its mission statement we understand that Molloy College is dedicated to providing transformative education, promoting a lifelong search for truth and developing ethical leadership. While other colleges simply focus on instilling academic values in their students, the Molloy experience goes far beyond the limits of the classroom walls seeking to strengthen both mind and spirit.
The Partner Project discussing relationship violence at Nassau Counselors Association meeting.