All posts tagged: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Shattered Lives Radio: Melissa Siegel Discusses Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio LIVE! Everyone deserves a healthy relationship. Unfortunately many teens don’t know what that looks like and fall prey to violence because it may be all they know, or don’t know, about. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and brings programs and presentations to teens across the country with the hope that educating them about what to expect in a healthy relationship will stop the cycle of violence that’s being accepted as normal. Charlotte, North Carolina is offering many first rate events coordinated by Melissa Siegel, the current Chair of the national youth advisory board for Love is Respect.  As an Information and Education Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women’s Commission, Melissa is planning prevention and outreach efforts for teen dating violence and child witnessing of domestic violence. Along with Melissa Siegel listeners will meet Juliana Lozano, a survivor of dating violence currently in graduate school at the University of South Carolina working toward achieving her Master in Social Work. Juliana was in a violent relationship with her son’s father for five years, but now …

Susie Kroll is Reaching Out to Students During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  Susie Kroll says, “Relationships don’t come with a GPS. Learning the signs of teen dating violence will help you take the right relationship road so you can arrive at your healthy relationship destination.” Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. Susie Kroll is holding awareness classes and teen groups in Snohomish County, WA  for the whole month of February to bring her message to teens at the time when they most need to hear it. Domestic Violence isn’t just an “Adult” issue. It starts early and it’s called Teen Dating Violence. My …