Grassroots is teaming up with Carla Hales, Harbor House Prevention Educator Coordinator, and visiting local high schools during the month of February, which is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Carla will be setting up a informational display during school lunch hours to increase awareness. The students are also having “a wear purple day”. Grassroots stylist: Tracey, Angie, Jody and Kara will be installing purple hair extensions for $10 each. Proceeds will be donated to Harbor House to support future programs.
Here are some interesting facts regarding Teen Dating Violence:
1 in 3 teens experience an abusive dating relationship, by the time they graduate high school.
1 in 3 teens say they are text messaged 10, 20, 30 times an hour by a partner keeping tabs on them.
A 2011 survey of 1500 Outagamie County freshmen and sophmore students revealed 20% of them had experienced or were currently experiencing an abusive dating relationship.
82% of parents do not think dating abuse is an issue for teens. They are wrong.