Montclair Public Library to Host Workshop on Teen Dating Violence Awareness, March 12

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An interactive workshop focused on Teen Dating Violence Awareness will be held at the main branch of the Montclair Public Library on March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. This interactive event, presented by Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) will share some of the most recognizable signs of unhealthy relationships and emphasize the importance being supportive and aware of how teen dating violence and intimate partner violence can impact an individual’s behavior and feelings of self-worth. Ways to support someone in an unhealthy relationship, including safety planning, emotional support, and resources will also be discussed.

Every year, at least 1.5 million high school students in the USA experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Additional millions experience emotional abuse. However, on average, 3 out of 4 parents and caregivers have never discussed issues surrounding unhealthy relationships and dating violence with the young people in their lives. This workshop, aimed at parents, educators, and caregivers, hopes to heighten awareness and encourage community members to be more forthcoming, open, and knowledgeable regarding these issues.

What: A free workshop for parents and caregivers of tweens and teens on issues surrounding teen dating violence awareness

When: Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30 PM

Where: The Main Branch of the Montclair Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, Library Auditorium

Find out more about S.O.F.I.A. at www.supportsofia.org.

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