Women’s Shelter Shares Information on Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

Women’s Shelter Shares Information on Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

February 12, 2013 | by Veronica Smith | KAIT

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As this article highlights, February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Katy Russell, outreach coordinator at the White River Battered Women’s Shelter in Newport, AZ, talks about the prevalence of dating abuse and the ways in which her shelter addresses it. “In 2011, the shelter housed 47 women and 27 children,” says Russell. “When a woman picks up the phone and dials for help, she’s desperate.”

As this article highlights, February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Katy Russell, outreach coordinator at the White River Battered Women’s Shelter in Newport, AZ, talks about the prevalence of dating abuse and the ways in which her shelter addresses it. “In 2011, the shelter housed 47 women and 27 children,” says Russell. “When a woman picks up the phone and dials for help, she’s desperate.”

To learn more about NCCD’s work with girls and young women, see our Center for Girls and Young Women. Check out NCCD’s report “Interpersonal and Physical Dating Violence Among Teens.”