February is Teen Dating Violence Action Month. One action that we can all take this month is to start talking about dating, whether those be conversations about what we look for in a relationship, what our boundaries are, or the examples of dating we see in the media. For this episode, the Sarah's Inn Prevention Team met up for a roundtable discussion about what they wish they knew when they were teens about dating. They also share tips they have for teens navigating the dating world in the present. Whether you are a teen yourself, a parent of a teen,someone who works with youth, or you are simply curious, this episode has something for you.

To get more involved this Teen Dating Violence Action Month, see below!

Youth Voice Award – Sarah’s Inn’s 2nd Annual Youth Voice Award is an opportunity for local area high school students ages 14-18 to share their thoughts around gender roles, domestic violence, and teen dating violence with the chance of being named one of the two winning projects that will be awarded prizes of $2,000.  Learn more Sarah's Inn TV (Also available in Spanish).

"The Media Made Me Do It!” – The Prevention Team & Youth Committee are excited to host an in-person candid conversation for high school students on media's influence on dating and relationships. Join us on Thursday, February 17th from 6pm-8pm, registration is required (Register here).

"Let’s Talk About It!" – Prevention will also be hosting an interactive virtual forum for adults related to Teen Dating Action Month where they will be answering questions and sharing resources. Please register here to join us on Wednesday, February 23rd 6:30pm-7:30pm.

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