Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Kathleen Kisabeth
Tuesday, February 25, 2020


February is teen dating violence awareness month. Unfortunately, teen dating violence is much more common than most people realize. For the most part, teen relationship boundaries can be broken down into three key categories: emotional, physical, and digital.

“Dating violence is preventable, especially if education about healthy relationships starts early,” said Williams Wubbenhorst, Associate Commissioner for the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families. “This month and beyond we want educators, youth, and community leaders to join along with middle, high school and college students, to creatively promote messages about dating violence prevention, and raise awareness of the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.” 

  • Prevention Action Alliance 

James A. Garfield High School will host Debbie Riddle as a guest speaker for the junior and senior classes on Friday, March 6th. She will be discussing the importance of stalking awareness through sharing her sister’s fatal story. Debbie comes highly recommended by many high schools, colleges and universities. James A. Garfield school counselors and other support staff will be in attendance for the presentation. They will be available to students during and after the presentation as needed. For more information on Debbie Riddle and her program, please visit stalkingmuststop.org. 

Other resources: 

Loveisrespect.org

Preventionactionalliance.org