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February DASH events

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and DASH is ready to go! Here is a list of our upcoming presentations and events!

All month – DASH used cell phone drive

February 4 – Presentation to Chantilly High School seniors

February 6 – Presentation to Francis C Hammond Middle School 8th graders

February 7 – Presentation to Mountain View Child Development and Parenting classes

February 10 – DASH at Dulles 5K walk, 8:30 am- 10 am, Dulles Town Center

Presentation to St John Neumann Agape Youth Group

For more information or questions about these events, contact us at admin4dash@verizon.net.

DASH at St John Neumann

Saint John Neumann High School Youth Ministry (AGAPE) & Health Ministry Special Presentation – “Dating Abuse Stops Here” – Sunday, February 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Saint John Neumann Chapel, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA 20191.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Agape & the Health Ministry will host a presentation by Lynne Russell, the founder of Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH) about teen dating abuse and how to have a healthy relationship. All teens, parents, families and friends are invited to this presentation. Lynne will present the heart breaking story of her daughter with the video “Siobhan’s Story” which describes how her daughter was killed by an abusive boyfriend. She will speak about how she missed the warning signs that Siobhan’s relationship was abusive and how DASH was created to educate teens about the dangers of teen dating abuse. Wendy Claunch of DASH will highlight the early warning signs, how to recognize when a relationship is abusive and how to have a healthy relationship. Don’t miss this important presentation for all teen aged children and their parents!  If you need additional information or have any questions about this presentation, contact Doug Johnson by phone at (703) 860-6141 or by e-mail atdjohnson@saintjn.org.


Remembering Siobhan

Today, October 16, 2012, we remember Siobhan Russell on her birthday. She would have been 23 years old.  DASH is her voice.  Please share the DASH message with someone you love, your school, your community. Dating Abuse Stops Here – with me.

Katie Couric Show focuses on dating violence

Katie Couric’s new ABC afternoon talk show focused on dating violence today and featured a moving interview with Yeardley Love’s mother and sister.  The show highlighted some of the warning signs of dating violence, survivor Quasona Cobb’s story, and expert advice on how to end an abusive relationship.

Follow this link to Katie’s website: http://www.katiecouric.com/on-the-show/2012/09/20/sharon-lexie-love-and-dating-violence/

Be sure to scroll down to the Join the Conversation area to see a special comment from Lynne Russell on behalf of Siobhan and DASH!