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Teen Dating Violence

posted Nov 15, 2013, 4:05 AM by mjozokos@sau61.org

Free Parent Workshop on Teen Crime and Violence Prevention

Farmington Police Department will be teaming up with Farmington High School and A Safe Place to host a workshop for parents of teens to address the issue of teen dating violence.

The parent workshop will be held at Farmington High School on November 20, 2013 from 6- 7:30 PM. This workshop is open to all concerned community members, recognizing that parents, teachers, coaches and other trusted adults benefit from having accurate and up-to-date information to provide and guide our young people. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but registration is required.  Please contact Farmington Police Department to register or for more information call 755-2731.

Teen dating violence is similar to and can be as lethal as adult domestic violence.  Research shows that approximately 1 in 4 teens will experience violence in a dating relationship, and females ages 14-24 are at highest risk of injury.  Research also shows that parents are less likely to talk about teen dating violence than drugs, alcohol, the economy, dating and even sex in general.  Join us in gaining information and insight on how we can all play a role in preventing relationship violence.  

This workshop will highlight warning signs of teens who are being targeted and those who may be engaging in abusive behavior.  It will offer a review of the relevant laws including RSA 193; the Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act, and local resources that are available.