Teen dating violence can be just as serious and violent as violence within an adult relationship. This is a very serious problem facing our youth at a critical time in their life. These relationships will build on all future relationships, and that can mean the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
There are many similarities between domestic violence and teen dating violence. It is still based on power and control: abusive behaviors that become a pattern, which becomes a cycle that is harder and harder to break no matter how young or old you are. But there are unique differences between teen relationships and adult relationships. It’s important to understand these differences because they can act as barriers for teens to speak up and get help.
SAFE House is currently offering a Teen Dating Training, for teens ages 14-18, who want to offer information, resources and make a chance to make a difference in their community. After the training, these young adults will steer the Teen Dating Violence Council. This will be an ongoing council, directed by teens and facilitated by staff, to address teen dating violence and how we can make a difference and break the cycle in our community. Being on the Teen Dating Council is also a great way to make new friends and add to your resume for school or employment.
Please contact Annette Scott at 702-451-4203 for more information.
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