Teenagers face dangers dating violence
February, a month known for love, is also appropriately designated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Youth need to know what to do, not just what not to do.
The findings suggest that more needs to be done to identify adolescents who have experienced dating violence, through screenings in pediatric offices, school-based health centers, and other health care settings, Rothman says.
“We need to find ways to better support adolescents who are identified as victims of dating violence and provide effective wrap-around services that address the risks these adolescents may experience.” Deinera Exner-Cortens, formerly with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University and now with the University of Calgary, led the research.
And relationships aren't always romantic."Unhealthy relationships aren't just in dating situations or marriages," said Linda Johnson with the New River Valley Women's Resource Center.
"Healthy relationships apply to any relationship you have, whether it's with your family, whether it's where you work, whatever it is."Students learned about healthy relationships by spinning the "wheel of trust" and winning prizes with the help of Carilion and the New River Valley Women's Resource Center."Everyone talks at lunch, everyone hangs out with their friends at lunch," Lowe said.
Teen Dating Violence Interventions & Prevention Curriculum Our workshops and the community symposium in 20 were a huge successes!