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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Tracy Darling-DeMarcus Prevention Program Manager

February is recognized nationally as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Unfortunately, abuse in relationships among teens is all too common. Each year, millions of teens experience violence by dating partners. And according to LoveIsRespect.org (the leading national resource for teens experiencing dating violence), 82% of parents thought they could recognize teen dating violence but less than half could actually identify the warning signs.

Preventing violence can start at home by talking openly and honestly about relationships with the young people in your life. Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle or friend of someone with children, you have the power to share information, model positive behaviors and support youth who may have experienced an unhealthy or abusive relationship.

Here are a few things you can do during TDVAM:

  • Educate yourself on healthy relationships, red flags, recognizing relationship abuse and how to support a child experiencing dating violence. This site is a great place to start!
  • Start a conversation with your child or young person you care about. If they aren’t dating or their relationship is healthy, it can still be helpful for them to know that you are a safe person to talk with about all of their relationships, romantic or not. If you are concerned for their safety or suspect dating abuse, this guide may be helpful for starting that conversation.
  • Encourage them to learn more about relationships! Young people are exploring and discovering new things about relationships every day. Share resources and tools with them, like this quiz to determine if their relationship is healthy!

Remember, we are all worthy of safe, healthy relationships!

EVENTS

Sep 27

2021

Live at Lunch Monday

We will be live on Facebook at Noon. Log on and join us!

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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