Date: Thursday 26 February 2015 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: The Legislative Office Building Private Dining Area (adjacent to the Cafeteria)
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Feature presentations will be from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Hear from CPN members, representing your local Regional Action Council
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Teen Dating Violence
The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. With their adult allies, youth activists achieved a major victory in 2005 and 2013 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Both Chambers of Congress have declared the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.