Each February, special awareness is focused on the recognition and prevention of teen dating abuse. Known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), organizations throughout the United States feature campaigns recognizing the prevalence of abuse that occurs in teen relationships. Studies have shown that one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse.
On Tuesday, February 9 at 3:00 pm, a student from REACH’s PAVE club will be featured on a panel of local teens at an event titled “Lighting the Way: A Teen Panel on Dating Abuse Prevention and Awareness.” This event, hosted by the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will provide an opportunity for the community to hear from local teens about the incredible initiatives they are promoting amongst their peers. The panelists will also share their thoughts about how adults can best support teens who may be experiencing unhealthy or abusive relationships. Registration for this event is required, and can be completed here.