Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
In this guest blog post our Community Educator, Cassandra Iannetta, offers some tips on how we can educate teens and young adults about the dangers of dating violence.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Laurel House wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent dating abuse and raise awareness for teens.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
Everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship. Healthy relationships are built on respect and trust for each other. Teenagers may not always know what a healthy relationship looks like, so it is our job as parents and adults to educate them.
Knowledge is POWER and simply going to the web to research Teen Dating Violence is an excellent resource. Click Below to find out more about Teen Dating Violence!!
Take steps to make a difference:
- Be a role model – treat your kids and others with respect.
- Start talking to your kids about healthy relationships early – before they start dating.
- Get involved in efforts to prevent dating violence at your teens school and in the community.
Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency in Montgomery County and we are available to provide educational services to schools throughout the county. As the community educator, I would be thrilled to speak with your students about what teen dating violence is, identify signs and red flags of teen dating abuse, as well as provide resources to help if they or someone they know are in need.
If you would like more information about Laurel House or to set up a presentation for your school please feel free to contact me at 610-277-1860 ext. 100 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an educator I am very passionate about providing youth with information about how to be healthy and I feel strongly that they can benefit from Laurel House’s presentation on teen dating violence.