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How much do you really know about your teens’ and tweens’ dating relationships?

How much do you really know about your teens’ and tweens’ dating relationships?
Nearly half of 11-14 year olds report themselves as having had a dating relationship.
  • One in three teens reports knowing a peer who has been hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Youth ages 16-24 experience the highest per capita rate of partner violence.

    Given these and more striking facts, we invite you to join us at a free program offered Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the NRHS auditorium.

Achieving Healthy Relationships: How to Recognize and Respond to Teen/Tween Dating Abuse


Middlesex County DA Marian T. Ryan and experts from the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. will teach you:

  • The warning signs of an abusive relationship or a relationship that might turn abusive. These are especially important given electronic communication directly between teens and tweens. When is the last time your sons’/daughters’ friends called your house and spoke to you before your reaching child(ren)?
  • How to engage your sons and daughters in discussions about respect, boundaries, and abusive behavior. (Abuse may not only be physical, but verbal, emotional, sexual, and financial.)
  • How to help your teen/tween have healthy, safe relationships.
  • Where to turn for assistance when needed.

    Dating abuse is a real issue, but you can recognize warning signs with some key knowledge. I ask that parents and caregivers spend an hour at this session to learn about this important social issue that affects our students. This session is offered in response to a requests in a survey taken last spring.

    Registration is encouraged so that we have enough materials for all attendees. Click here to register:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844A8AE22A7F58-achieving

    This program is sponsored by the Community Impact Team’s K-12 Programs and Services Action Team. Send questions to k12actionteam@yahoo.com.


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