February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This month provides an excellent opportunity for Effingham County to demonstrate its commitment to ending teen dating violence and to support the numerous victims and survivors who are among us.
One in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. These violent relationships can have serious consequences for victims — putting them at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, suicide and adult re-victimization.
This February is the time to educate about the seriousness of teen dating violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in our lives.
Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. would like to recognize February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. ECVWAP recognizes the work of raising awareness about teen dating violence. Contact the ECVWAP office at 754-7460 for further information or to request someone to speak to your group or organization.