Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

It’s a troubling trend among teens.


Now students in Meridian are getting schooled on teen dating violence.


As a part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a Care Lodge representative spoke with 9th grade students today at Meridian Public High School.


Teens learned what unhealthy and violent relationships look like.



 “A lot of the students that I spoke with today may not have been able to recognize the warning signs of violence or they may look at it as being normal, so my job today  was to let people know what’s not okay and we had agreed upon outcomes, what do you expect in a relationship, honesty, trust, loyalty, well what does that mean to you. So, students were really challenged with how they view relationships and what do you do if your friend comes to you or your family member comes to you and their dealing with domestic violence or dating violence”, said Sara Smith, Community Coordinator at the Care Lodge.



The Care Lodge will be speaking to more students this week at local middle schools, high schools and community colleges.

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