National Teen Dating Violence Awareness
You Are Not Alone
Saturday, February 20, 11am-1pm
(Virtual Check-in begins at 10:45am)
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Often, high school students lack the knowledge to identify unhealthy relationship behaviors. Increasing education regarding teen dating violence is critical because violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence. The focus of the event will be to create awareness about the impact of teen dating violence, isolation, mental health and the severe consequences on youth that can lead to short- and long-term negative effects.
In recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Womenshelter of Long Beach is excited to host their fourth annual youth conference event virtually, You Are Not Alone, on February 20, 2021. Youth (14-18 years old), college students, adult caregivers, and service providers are invited to join us in a safe space to have the conversation focusing on mental health and teen dating violence. The goal is to increase awareness regarding teen dating violence, the effects, and supportive resources available through educational presentations and engaging conversations for both adults and youth.