Stop teen dating
Here, some of your successes so far: In Maryland, Action Leader Carolyn Murray testified before the House on behalf of the Tween and Teen Dating Violence Education Bill, which was then signed into law; it encourages schools to incorporate dating violence education into grades 7 through 12 health curriculum.
According to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Initiative was started by teenagers, and in 2005, the need for addressing teen violence was included in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
We're on the road to wiping out teen dating violence for good, and it's all thanks to REDBOOK readers like you. REDBOOK and Liz Claiborne appointed 90 of you as Action Leaders and invited the rest to join the cause — and, boy, have you been working to make things happen.
— wrote in with heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking stories of surviving abuse; of helping a friend or sister or daughter escape abuse; of working to end domestic violence through your jobs or volunteer positions as counselors, nurses, or teachers; and of being a concerned citizen, mother, daughter, or friend.
Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Symptoms of depression and anxiety February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and now you have a chance to stand up, speak out and make a difference. Please take a moment to read, and if you are committed to a violence-free lifestyle, sign it.Silver City youths made waves of at least two kinds this weekend, spreading information about teen dating violence during a party Saturday at the Silver City Municipal Pool.