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Updated: February 7th, 2012 11:37 AM

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

The Advocates to talk with teens and parents about teen dating

By :EXPRESS STAFF

The Advocates will promote student and parent seminars about healthy dating relationships during February, which is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

The Advocates' presentations will focus on healthy relationships, warning signs of abuse and effective bystander strategies for intervention. The organization is hosting a booth during lunch from Feb. 21-24 at Wood River High School. The Advocates will also participate in various high school activities throughout the month.

To boost statewide participation in prevention and education efforts, all Idaho secondary schools received the 2012 "Love What's Real" toolkit, which includes posters, brochures, bookmarks, lanyards, buttons, stickers and draw-string backpacks. The presentations will focus on healthy relationships, warning signs of abuse and effective bystander strategies for intervention. 

Wood River Middle and High School Activities:

Wood River High School is entering the "Love What's Real" contest sponsored by the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships. Along with Amnesty International, The Advocates will facilitate a senior/freshman girls' round-table. The Advocates is working with the WRHS student union to create awareness by making and posting informational flyers and posters around the school.

The Wood River Middle School will have an informational table at lunch during Valentine's week with candy and information. There will also be a bake sale to raise money for The Advocates.

For more information, please call Darrel or Travis at The Advocates at 208-744-4191.

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