National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Westminster, MD
02/07/2019 12:58 PM

his morning in open session the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in Carroll County.

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, in conjunction with other organizations nationwide, designates the month of February as an excellent opportunity to promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence, including supporting those organizations and individuals who provide advocacy, services, and assistance to victims.

In the proclamation, the commissioners encourage all citizens of Carroll County to work toward ending teen dating violence by supporting the efforts of the community to promote awareness and empower teenagers to develop healthier relationships.  Also, it encourages community leaders to assist victims in accessing the necessary resources for recovery, to develop a comprehensive response to dating violence, and to engage in discussions with adult and youth community members to promote awareness and prevention of the heinous and widespread crime of teen dating violence that affects members across communities.

 

 
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