Bea Line: February 2018

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We all have teens in our life. This is a good month to explore with them how they can determine if they are in relationships that don’t feel good to them. [Read more...]

Hands Unite: Do Your Part

Tracy Darling-DeMarcus, Community Engagement Specialist

February is Teen DV Month orangeI want to put myself out of a job.  This statement gets me a lot of funny looks.  I say this when I present to students for a couple of reasons.  First, to catch attention that may have wandered to lunchtime or after school plans, but second because I truly hope there is a day when an agency like the WCA does not need to exist.  I believe that by educating young people about healthy relationships and dating violence, these students can be the generation that puts the WCA out of business.

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Unfortunately dating violence is all too common.  One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.  Dating violence can also cause negative side effects later in life such as substance abuse, eating disorders, attempted suicide, and domestic violence (loveisrespect.org). [Read more...]

The Compassion Project: February 2018

The Compassion Project: February

The compassion of two women has culminated into two very different – yet no less significant and impactful – public awareness raising efforts. Let me share with you what Angie Hamel and Kelby Shields have accomplished by allowing compassion to lead their actions and passion to drive them.Davis-Chris [Read more...]