Young Females Learn About Domestic Violence as Part of a State-Wide Prevention Program from Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    DETROIT, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
 recently received an $80,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
 Foundation to implement and evaluate a domestic violence prevention program
 for young women in the State of Michigan.  "The Power of One," is a three-part
 program for female students in middle and high schools.  The program will be
 video-conferenced live with classrooms across the state in the 2001-2002
 school year.
     "Domestic abuse is a public health problem and 84% of the victims are
 women.  Unfortunately, we see physical and emotional abuse occurring in the
 dating relationships of teens.  It is not too early to discuss healthy dating
 relationships with young teens," says project director Marilyn Wayland, Ph.D.,
 director of research and education at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and
 assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Wayne State
 University School of Medicine.
     Collaborators in the project are the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, the
 Detroit Police Department Domestic Violence Unit and LACASA, a community based
 domestic violence education and treatment program in Howell, Michigan.  Also
 included in the panel of presenters are representatives from Rehabilitation
 Institute of Michigan's Violence Prevention and Awareness Program called
 Pioneers for Peace.  The Pioneer representatives include two young women who
 survived acts of domestic violence but sustained permanent disabilities as a
 result.
     For more information or to schedule a presentation, please e-mail project
 director Marilyn Wayland at mwayland@dmc.org .
     Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM), is one of the nation's largest
 hospitals specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is
 nationally recognized as a center of excellence for the treatment of brain and
 spinal cord injuries.  RIM is a member of the Detroit Medical Center and
 serves as the teaching and clinical research site for Wayne State University
 School of Medicine.
 
 

SOURCE Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
    DETROIT, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
 recently received an $80,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
 Foundation to implement and evaluate a domestic violence prevention program
 for young women in the State of Michigan.  "The Power of One," is a three-part
 program for female students in middle and high schools.  The program will be
 video-conferenced live with classrooms across the state in the 2001-2002
 school year.
     "Domestic abuse is a public health problem and 84% of the victims are
 women.  Unfortunately, we see physical and emotional abuse occurring in the
 dating relationships of teens.  It is not too early to discuss healthy dating
 relationships with young teens," says project director Marilyn Wayland, Ph.D.,
 director of research and education at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and
 assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Wayne State
 University School of Medicine.
     Collaborators in the project are the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, the
 Detroit Police Department Domestic Violence Unit and LACASA, a community based
 domestic violence education and treatment program in Howell, Michigan.  Also
 included in the panel of presenters are representatives from Rehabilitation
 Institute of Michigan's Violence Prevention and Awareness Program called
 Pioneers for Peace.  The Pioneer representatives include two young women who
 survived acts of domestic violence but sustained permanent disabilities as a
 result.
     For more information or to schedule a presentation, please e-mail project
 director Marilyn Wayland at mwayland@dmc.org .
     Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM), is one of the nation's largest
 hospitals specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is
 nationally recognized as a center of excellence for the treatment of brain and
 spinal cord injuries.  RIM is a member of the Detroit Medical Center and
 serves as the teaching and clinical research site for Wayne State University
 School of Medicine.
 
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