February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a time to shed light on the importance of recognizing and addressing this prevalent issue. Throughout this month, we will highlight how individuals can play a role in helping teens navigate healthy relationships and recognize signs of abuse.

Education is pivotal in empowering teens to make informed decisions about their relationships. Equipping them with information on healthy relationships, red flags of abuse, and available support services is essential. Emphasizing the importance of consent and respect lays a strong foundation for positive interactions.

In cases where you suspect a teen may be experiencing dating violence, provide a listening ear and offer support. Encourage them to reach out to trusted adults or professionals and assure them that they are not alone. By being empathetic and supportive, you can help them take steps toward safety and healing.

Follow along on social media this month for valuable insights and information on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. Together, we can work towards creating safer environments for all teens.

 

Read More:

Understanding the Elements of Healthy Relationships

Teen Dating Violence Resources

Sojourner Center