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One Love Foundation Press Release


One Love Foundation Updates Danger Assessment App with New Features Including Live Chat Function

Baltimore, Md. – The One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, today announced they launched One Love Lite Version #2, an update to the original Danger Assessment application available for smartphones.  Just in time for the school year, the app continues to be a part of the One Love Foundation's "Be 1 for Change" initiative that serves as the base of a long-term campaign to combat Relationship Violence (RV) in the United States. "Be 1 for Change" serves as a signature program for the One Love Foundation, with an immediate goal of educating, creating awareness and providing resources for people 16–24-years-old.

One Love Lite Version #2 features several updates to the original app, and has partnered with LoveisRespect.org  to incorporate a live chat function that provides 24 hour support through your phone. Additionally, users can now re-access the app at any time by entering a pin number, whereas the original version of the app erased on its own after first time use. The app, available for smart phones, is free to download and is anonymous.

The One Love Foundation and Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing together worked to create the Danger Assessment mobile app, which includes twenty years of research behind the instrument. The app for iPhone and Android is available on the One Love Foundation website at JoinOneLove.org.

One Love Lite Version #2 is the One Love Foundation's next step in providing teens and young adults with the safest, most up to date means to understand and combat Relationship Violence," said Sharon Love, mother of Yeardley and co-founder of the One LoveFoundation. "Thanks to the support from our partners at Hopkins, we were able to take our original Danger Assessment app to the next level."

According to Dr. Campbell's website, DangerAssesment.org, every year 3-4 million women in the U.S. are abused and 1,500-1,600 are killed by their abusers. The challenge for those who encounter abused women is to identify those with the highest level of danger. For over 20 years, a form of the Danger Assessment Instrument has been used by law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and domestic violence advocates. The training — offered in several forms on the website — provides instructions on how to score and interpret the instrument.

The One Love Foundation, created in May 2010, is a non-profit created in honor of Yeardley Love and dedicated to ending relationship violence through education and technology. The Love family created The One Love Foundation to encourage and develop in children, and young adults four qualities that Yeardley exemplified; service, kindness, humility and sportsmanship.  The organization would like to "bring out the Yeardley" in everyone by igniting the spirit of One Love in students and young adults, encouraging them to choose a path of goodness. Its mission is to keep Yeardley's spirit alive in others by promoting strength of character, service and education.

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