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FEBRUARY is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

TeensI must apologetically admit, teen dating violence was not on my radar. Teen Violence … Yes. Teen DATING Violence … No. I really never gave it much thought being inundated with my career of caring for those affected by Cancer … but this too is a real problem for our youths. I encourage others to step out of their career scope or area of interest and become more involved with the things that affect our children…our future!

One in 10 teens reported being physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. That number can be safely doubled for the “unreported” cases, and quadrupled for the other types of abuse – emotional, verbal, mental, etc., This generation is neck deep in Violence. Watched the news lately?   I truly believe that the foundational problem is a generational lack for the value of life…the respect of life.

teen parenttalkIf you have a teen in your life – child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend – Ask about his/her dating relationships (remember, males are not always the “abuser” … teen boys are abused too!).  If it is a difficult discussion for you, then share this link ( http://healthfinder.gov/nho/FebruaryToolkit2.aspx ). Our future is at risk on so many fronts and from so many angle. Pray for our children constantly…they are our future.

Click below to watch NBC video on Teen Dating Violence

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