Posted by 12th grade TeenSafe Advisors Annie, Rebecca, Sasha, and Ruth

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which highlights a prevalent issue in our society today. The media publishes many numbers, facts, and stories about how prominent teen dating abuse is including the alarming statistic that one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

As members of TeenSafe, JF&CS Journey to Safety’s response to dating abuse in our community, we learned about self-respect, healthy relationships, warning signs of abuse, and appropriate ways to address the issue with our friends. We believe that a major part of preventing dating abuse is to prepare teens with ingredients for a healthy relationship. Help us to share our recipe for healthy relationships with all the teens you know:

Ingredients

  • Trust
  • Support
  • Loyalty
  • Communication
  • Mutual respect
  • Fun
  • Safety
  • Honesty

*All ingredients in equal parts

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