Education Preventing Teen Dating Violence

 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know?

*Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. (loveisrespect.org)

*Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the hightest rate of intimate partner violence.

*Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.  

Prevention Education:  
Empower Yolo's Prevention Education Program is focused on promoting healthy relationships and preventing abuse in teen relationships.  This is achieved through weekly "My Strength" boy groups, "Be Strong" girl groups, and "Our Strength gender-inclusive groups.  In the 2017-2018 school year Empower Yolo's Prevention Education Team served 4,721 students in Yolo County.  The team would love to expand the program and reach even more teens.  

To learn more please see Empower Yolo's February article in the Davis Enterprise on Teen DV Month at: www.davisenterprise.com/features/news-columns/empower-yolo-promoting-healthy-relationships/.

 

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