Family Shelter Service

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and Tikiya Young, Senior Prevention Educator for Family Shelter Service, shared some sobering facts and stats about teen relationships:

  • Nearly 1 in 3 teens report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors
  • In Illinois, 1 in 10 teens (11%) report actual physical abuse or threats of physical violence
  • 58% of students said they would not know how to help if they knew someone was a victim

These facts are the reason Family Shelter Service offers prevention education programs starting in middle schools on healthy dating relationships, boundaries, consent & cyber safety, and dating abuse & sexual assault.

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Spotlight Guests:

Tikiya Young, Senior Prevention Educator
Meggie Zayas, Volunteer and Owner of Reclaiming Me

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