Throughout the whole month of February, the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence has been helping bring awareness to teen dating violence.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Throughout the whole month of - february, the gulf coast- center for nonviolence has been- helping bring awareness - to teen dating violence.- g-c-c-f-n has been working- closely with the national - campaign "love is respect" to - advocate teens to "know your- worth."
- 1 in 3 teens in the u.s. will - experience phyiscal, sexual,- or emotional abuse from someone- they're in a relationship - with before adulthood.- social media, cell phones, and- the internet have also- changed the landscape of teen - dating.
G-c-c-f-n says- teenagers are always available- these days, opening the - door to more forms of abuse.- - rene davis, gccfn commuincation- - - - manager: "whenever you begin- dating and you're just beginnin- to get those- relationships in there, you're- going to go with what feels - normal.
And if your first,- earliest experience is-- with a- relationship-- is one that's- - - - very controlling, then that's - what's going to feel normal to- you later on."- g-c-c-f-n has a full-time - - - - outreach advocate that works- with kids from pre-school - through college to provide- training on dating violence and- how to prevent it.
To - learn more about this program,- call the number on- your screen or visit the- g-c-c-f-n website.-