The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Club scheduled a youth educator from Safe Homes of Orange County to host a table during lunch periods. The interactive display provided information and activities for students encouraging a proactive response.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Nearly 1.5 million school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is the victim of physical, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse from a dating partner. However, only 33% of teens in a violent relationship tell someone about the abuse. Education is the key to fostering prevention.