February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and we know that teens are vulnerable to intimate partner violence and bullying outside of the home. Learn more about teen dating violence and the resources that are available with our guest Maddy Day, child counselor, at the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Not only does she discuss dating violence among teens, but she also has a nuanced look at prevention and supporting caregivers who may have experienced intimate partner violence themselves. Come talk with us about these hard issues. Let’s normalize the conversations, pull these difficult issues out into the light to obliterate the shame, blame, and secrecy to build a better community for our children and ourselves.
19 Days of Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 19. During the 19 Days of Prevention, each day addresses an aspect of child abuse. Though this is an international campaign, most of the issues that are addressed each day have a very tangible and real effect in the U.S. and in North Carolina.