Choose Respect Conference to Examine Teen Dating Violence
The 10th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Conference will be held on Sunday, April 7, at Richard Montgomery High School. The event, which examines issues surrounding teen dating violence, will include a resource fair from 12:30–1:30 p.m. The conference will also include interactive workshops for students, parents, educators and youth service providers from 1:30–5 p.m.
This conference will examine the issues around dating abuse. One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner; this number far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.