The Hope’s Door Youth Prevention Team is working with high school students throughout the month of February to help promote Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Youth Educators Kacie Martinucci and Liz Van Buren have attended events throughout Westchester including “Beading the Odds” in New Rochelle and a Freshman Assembly on healthy relationships in Scarsdale. “Beading the Odds” is an event in which one in three students receives purple beads to wear throughout the day to visually represent the one in three students who will experience dating abuse. At the Freshman Assembly in Scarsdale, students perform various scenarios to demonstrate warning signs of dating abuse and what a healthy relationship looks like. These educational events are essential in helping students understand what dating abuse looks like, how common it is, and how they can help themselves or a friend in need.
To test your knowledge on dating abuse, try our online quiz.
Learn more about our Love Shouldn’t Hurt Youth Prevention Program or get your school involved by contacting Youth Prevention Coordinator Manuella Torres at 914-747-0828 x1014.
If you, a friend, or a family member need help, call our 24/7 free and confidential hotline at 888-438-8700.