February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month! It is so important to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE our young people early and often about healthy relationships!
Relationships that we develop as children, with peers, and even the "puppy love" we experience as young people serve as the foundation and development of relationships across the lifespan. The reality is that dating violence is more common than many people think. In the U.S., 1 in 3 teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.