In memory of Siobhan’s fifth angelversary we post this powerful video from the El Paso County, Texas, Don’t Let Yourself Campaign. Watch this and see how many of the early warning signs you can identify, then share it with a teen you know. Let’s remember Siobhan by helping someone learn about teen dating abuse.
Click here for the video: Don’t Let Yourself – Teen Dating Violence
Wendy Claunch was pleased to present DASH as part of the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Tier II Training session on teen dating violence. The three-hour session included information on Defining TDV, Early Warning Signs, Lethal Warning Signs, Power and Control Wheel, How Family/Friends Can Help, plus educational videos and engaging exercises. In a group exercise called “Stay or Go” participants were asked to decided whether to stay in or leave a relationship given several scenarios while remembering how they would have reacted as a 16 year old. Over 30 participants are now qualified to present information on teen dating violence to their schools/organizations.
Thanks to Sandy Bromley, Heather Sarmiento (Office for Women) and Kacey Kirkland (Victim Services Section, Fairfax County Police Dept.) for a terrific program!!
A massive thank you to everyone who came to walk with us yesterday, both physically and spiritually. We had over 30 participants and raised $725. These donations are a vital part of keeping DASH in your community. Your loving support keeps Siobhan’s voice loud and clear as we work to combat teen dating violence in her name. We love you Shev.
Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services announce an art contest for teens 12-19 years old to express themselves about National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. Deadline is February 21 by 5 PM. For details see the art contest poster or call 703-324-9494.