As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Also in New York, Action Leader Stephanie Piston has been working with Vera House, a domestic violence shelter in Syracuse, to create a teen dating abuse education program, and she has met with Assemblyman Al Stirpe to discuss implementing a similar program statewide.
Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Symptoms of depression and anxiety February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and now you have a chance to stand up, speak out and make a difference. Please take a moment to read, and if you are committed to a violence-free lifestyle, sign it.
Marquez said last year there were 150 youths who attended the event.
“We have 60 people already and we just started,” Amador told the Daily Press at about p.m.
"When we educate ourselves, we begin to consider those admittedly frightening possibilities that ultimately increase our kids' safety." A recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, reports that educating teens through school-based intervention proved to be an effective way to decrease and stop teen dating abuse.