February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month
Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence that can have long-term lasting effects on teenagers. Teenagers who are victims of dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety or depression, engage in unhealthy or risky behaviors like using illegal substances or drinking alcohol or exhibiting anti-social behaviors. Our team at Teen Health Connection is committed to preventing dating violence before it starts by promoting healthy relationships and giving teens and parents tools that they need to form positive relationships. Teen Health Connection is fortunate to have a clinical health educator on our team who can meet with teens and parents to talk about the importance of forming healthy relationships and provide strategies and tips to prevent dating violence. You can learn more or contact our team by clicking here.