Saturday, February 28, 2015

February is teen dating violence awareness month, continued...


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Click on the below article link to obtain background information to this blog post:


If you follow my column you know that I’ve volunteered at a domestic violence shelter for a number of years and I am now interning there. Teen Voice is a part of the services this organization offers and, I believe, this is a priceless aspect of their outreach program. Teen voice goes into the schools in Washtenaw County to educate our children about the very difficult topic of teen violence in intimate relationships. Teen voice advocates for healthy relationships and these talks are primarily ran by teen activists lending their voices to an important cause.

Think about it, these teens are our future; it is important they have a healthy sense of connection. Dysfunction feeds dysfunction but knowledge empowers.

We have all been a teenager at one time or another; let’s not forget the struggles of these years. How did you cope? Was it a happy time for you or were you one of the stats offered in the article?

Whatever your experience was you can make a difference by reaching out and getting involved in our teenager’s lives. Help them be the change to strengthen each of them today in order to build stronger communities tomorrow.


Do you have a teenager in your life? How involved are you with this individual? Is he or she involved in an intimate relationship? Is it healthy? Are you assuming this or do you really know? Please find out!

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