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February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

"How Teens Are Creating Healthy Relationships in the Age of Snapchat" by Rev. Lydia Mulkey, Youth Minister

Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/ emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner. In a nationwide survey, 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend within the past 12 months (source: CDC)

Youth who are in abusive relationships or are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of abuse as adults. Education is a critical step in preventing teen dating violence. Below are some resources and tools to help you.

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Take Action!

  • Talk to the teens in your life about healthy relationships and teen dating violence. Learn more -- access the recording of our webinar with Rev. Al Miles, Teen Dating Violence: What Every Parent Needs to Know.
  • Social Media can be a helpful resource in reaching teens with positive messages about healthy relationships. Listen to the recording of our 2015 webinar with Rev. Lydia Mulkey, Talking with Teens about Social Media: Supporting Healthy Relationships.

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