Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer.Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at age 15, and was the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice.In addition to Rihanna speaking out against domestic violence, teenagers are sharing their advice regarding the warning signs of a dangerous relationship.In an article on “Teenhealthfx.com”, teenagers identified the following warning signs: Oprah Winfrey also spoke out about the Rihanna and Chris Brown incident and warned women everywhere that “if a man hits you once, he’ll hit you again.” During her show, which aired live from Chicago with guest Tyra Banks, she highlighted last month’s domestic incident between singers Rihanna and Chris Brown.A Self-Help Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors and Advocates (Black Binder) -Work in Progress Women and Violence: Breaking the Connection, The Stone Center -Working Together for Children Who Witness Domestic Violence -Rape Crisis Professional Training, Videos -Advertising Council Public Service Announcements for Domestic Violence Protection -Ask, Validate, Document and Refer: Intervention for Domestic Violence (UCSF) -The Crown Prince Domestic Violence: A Survivor’s Story (featuring the MAAV Student Action Board) -Domestic Violence Interactive Training DVD (Emerge) -For Your Protection: 209A – A Videotape for Victims of Domestic Violence (in English & Spanish) Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation: Think: Violence Is for People Who Don’t -The Gerry Leone Show – Domestic Violence (Middlesex County DA) -IBN- Ivanhoe Broadcast News (Smart Woman-May 2001 Reports) -Lifetime Special on Domestic Violence -Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Grand Rounds: Domestic Violence Haven at MGH -NBC News Today Show ENS: Domestic Violence Program -Oprah Domestic Violence May, 2007 -Polaroid Domestic Response Videos: Health Care Professionals/ Law Enforcement (2 copies) -Savage Cycle.The: A Video on Domestic Violence -Speaking Up: Ending Domestic Violence In Our Communities -Survivors: An Animated Film on Domestic Violence -Wiseman Documentary on domestic violence -Screen to End Abuse (addresses domestic violence in Primary Care settings) -Understanding Domestic Violence (the Essex County DA’s Office) -Wellsprings of Faith Interviews, 3-14-00 with Rebecca Mooney, and Dr.
"If a girl hits a boy..has the right to stop her, but it is against the law to go further and use excessive force," said Banks. "Recently Oprah chimed in with a message to Rihanna that love doesn't hurt.
MAAV’s extensive resource library is available to the community.
As listed below, it includes books on domestic and teen dating violence, school violence, suicide, parenting teens, bullying and mentoring, and picture books on domestic violence and bullying geared to young children.
"We need to evolve from this moment in their life, and not just be voyeurs in their life and talking about what they should and shouldn't do.
We should use this as a moment to allow our society to begin to grow.
The library also includes violence prevention curricula for elementary and secondary grade levels, domestic violence training and resource manuals, and educational videos on a range of topics.