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Monthly Archives: February 2012

If You’re Concerned About A Friend

Many teens are emotionally, physically, or sexually abused by their partners each year. If you are concerned about a friend, perhaps you feel the problem will work itself out. This is very unlikely. Violence and abuse in relationships usually continues and often gets worse over time if no action is taken to stop it. You can help your friend by being honest about your concerns. Say something.

Top 10 Red Flags of Relationship Abuse

Here are some “red flags” to look for if you suspect a friend is involved in an abusive relationship.

  1. He makes derogatory remarks, or undermines her opinion.
  2. She has inexplicable bruises, or marks. She may wear long sleeves/high neck clothing in warm weather.
  3. He is known to have a bad temper, and gets irrationally angry.
  4. He constantly checks on her whereabouts, calling or texting her persistently.
  5. He checks her car mileage.

DASH at Dulles

A 5k Mall Walk
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Registration: 8:30am-9:00 a.m.*
Walk Begins: 9:00am – 10:00 a.m.

What’s Love Got to Do With it? Healthy Relationships and Dating

Join a community conversation focused on facts, feelings and empowerment! This interactive educational program is for parents and high school students.

Due to its mature content, this program is not recommended for middle school students. See parent or student PDF for more information.