“I’m working toward prevention.”Blackwell and Feinberg move through the lesson, which relies heavily on an interactive exercise involving colored sticky notes and an orange sheet of paper. As Feinberg speaks, a boy in the front row in a gray hoodie still clings to his crumpled blue sticky note. Bartos founded the Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse in 2006.Feinberg tells students to write their insecurities on a blue sticky note then crumple them up. Blackwell walks toward him and subtly holds the basket out. Blackwell picks up the blue notes and reads some at random: Not smart enough. The name was officially changed in 2016 to Bloom 365.Over time, the unhealthy behavior may become violent.That’s why parents need to talk to their teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
The period is usually reserved for health class, but for seven days Blackwell will teach the kids about teen domestic violence .In 2013, President Obama declared February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.According to the National Research Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million high school students every year experience physical abuse from a dating partner.When he’s not working toward his sociology degree, the Arizona State University senior is an educator and advocate for Bloom 365 , which raises awareness in Valley high schools of dating abuse.The seven-day program is given to students once a day, with a different theme for each lesson.