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Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED School students and staff, Women in Distress, Lauderhill Police Department, volunteers, and business partners
February is National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month. The Rally will promote education and support for teens faced with abusive relationships, as well as others who may provide support for victims.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED School
1901 NW 49th
Lauderhill, Florida 33313
According to national statistics, it is estimated that one in three teens in the U.S. will experience an abusive relationship, but only 33 percent will ever tell someone about it. Females between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest ratio of intimate partner violence – triple the national average. Additionally, violent behavior often begins between the ages of 12 and 18. The long-lasting effects of violent relationships on victims can include higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky behavior and further domestic violence. Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED has collaborated with Women in Distress and Lauderhill Police Department to raise awareness about teen dating violence, and provide services and support to victims and their loved ones.
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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