Students with Boston’s Start Strong program aim to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and Shawsheen Regional Technical High School’s dating awareness club meets weekly to discuss how to educate classmates about the dangers of dating abuse.
Watch the video above and below to hear from the students.
According to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner- a figure that far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth.
Adapted from “Parents Guide to Teen Dating Violence,” Crime and Violence Prevention Center, California Attorney General’s Office.
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