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February Is Teen Violence Awareness Month

The Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office invites the community to join in observing February as Teen Dating Violence Month. Survivors of teenage dating violence are more likely to be revictimized as adults, by either the same partner or subsequent partners. Teen dating violence appears in many forms, including physical or sexual assault, emotional abuse and controlling behavior, harassment, and exploitation.

Violent relationships in adolescence can leave long term serious effects, placing victims at a higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and suicide. This issue impacts everyone, not just teens, but also their parents, teachers, friends, and communities. Together, we can raise awareness about teen dating violence and help promote safe and healthy relationships. If you need more information or support contact My Sisters Place at : (541) 574-9424.

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