Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month? Nearly four in 10 adolescents (both male and female) have experienced physical or sexual dating violence. Dating violence isn’t always as obvious as a black eye. It is anytime an individual purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating, and includes physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.-U.S Department of Health & Human Services Visit Our Resource Section For More Statistic
Last year, Thornton H.S. GWave girls facilitated a “Lunchroom Takeover” in honor of teen dating violence awareness. Their slogan was “If we DATE and we FIGHT, our relationship AIN’T RIGHT!” They asked their fellow students to sign a pledge: I promise not to abuse my significant other. I vow not to let my significant other abuse me.
G-WAVE is a HIV/AIDS and violence prevention program which equips 75 (25 per site) girls to share the power of their voice within their school and community. More About GWave
On Saturday, February 1st our CEO Sherida Morrison will be one of the special guest on the Community Health Focus with host Dr. Doriane Miller, MD . Tune in to WVON radio, 1690 AM from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The topic is “Out of the Shadows-The Truth About Teen Dating Violence”. For More Information Click Here