Teen Dating Awareness Month
As you may or may not know, February is Teen Dating Awareness Month, and Valley Crisis Center proudly put on a teen event February 23rd 2016 at city hall. At the event there were many community partners to share their resources. The event was led by UC Merced CARE Program Coordinator Taylor, and her student intern Irais, who did a great job talking about the 3 D’s. The 3 D’s are Distract, Delegate, and Direct. These are ways we can help to dissolve a potential domestic violence or sexual assault. Statistics have proven that violence is a learned behavior and can affect how a person perceives life in their future, which is why it is very important to reach teens where they are at now. At the event Captain West was a huge help in interacting with the crowd by reading scenarios and teaching a different way to approach the situation. A big thanks goes out to all the community members who attended the event and helped get the community informed. We would like to remind everyone about Teen group at Valley Crisis Center, it is held every Wednesday at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm and is available to teens ages 13 to 17, no appointment needed. We talk about teen dating and how to be safe, refreshments are provided and everything is kept confidential. Hope to see some new faces.