Category: Press Releases

Share the Love

Share the Love

For their Share the Love event, Team Mazda Subaru in Caldwell presented Advocates Against Family Violence with a check as part of the Subaru of America, Inc.’s event for $10,404. We are proud to continue partnering with Team Mazda Subaru each year as they grow and extend our deep gratitude for their efforts to support our organization and end domestic violence!

Share the Love – Team Mazda Subaru

Share the Love

At Subaru of America, they stay true to the Love Promise by partnering with a wide variety of nonprofits and charities. In addition to these partnerships, every year Subaru, the owners, and retailers join hands in the “Share the Love” event, giving back to charities across the country. Over the past 20 years, Subaru of America has donated over 50 million dollars to causes they care about and logged over 28,000 volunteer hours.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Proclamation

On February 3rd, 2016, City of Caldwell Mayor Garett L. Nancolas proclaimed the month of February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The press conference was held at the Caldwell City Police Department at 10 am.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Proclamation
Whereas, females between the ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average; and
Whereas, one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, this far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth; and
Whereas, high school students who experience physical violence in a dating relationship are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are at a greater risk of suicide and are much more likely to carry patterns of abuse into future relationships; and
Whereas, young people victimized by a dating partner are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior and unhealthy dieting behaviors, disrupting normal development of self-esteem and body image; and
Whereas, nearly half of teens who experience dating violence report that incidents of abuse took place in a school building or on school grounds; and
Whereas, only 33% of teens who are in an abusive relationship ever tell anyone abuse the abuse and 81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they do not know if it is one; and
Whereas, by providing young people with education on healthy relationships and by changing attitudes that support violence, we recognize that dating violence can be prevented; and
Whereas, it is essential to raise community awareness and provide training for teachers, counselors and school staff so that they may recognize signs of dating violence.
Now, Therefore, I, Garret L. Nancolas, Mayor of the City of Caldwell, Idaho do proclaim February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in the City of Caldwell and urge the community to work toward ending teen dating violence by empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, assisting victims in assessing information and support services needed, instituting effective intervention and prevention in schools and engaging in discussions with family members and peers.

View the news report on the Idaho Press Tribune website

Visit the City of Caldwell’s Website

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