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Helping adults talk to teens about dating

Posted: 7:30 PM, Feb 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-16 20:23:34-05
Helping adults talk to teens about dating
Helping adults talk to teens about dating
February is dedicated to revealing the often hidden problem of teen dating violence. 
 
Numbers from the CDC show 1-in-10 teenagers reports being hit or hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. 
 
One-in-10 teens also report being forced to do something physical they didn't want to do with the person they were dating.
 
Unhealthy relationships have a lasting impact, and are known to lead to risky behaviors including drug use. 
Parents aren't the only adults who can be the first line of defense against a bad relationship.
 
That's why The House Of Ruth helps train coaches, teachers and mentors how to handle teen dating violence.