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Teen Dating Violence: A Discussion for Caregivers

The presentation is geared toward parents and caregivers.

Talking with teens about dating can be awkward – but it doesn’t have to feel impossible! Staff from RESPOND provide tips and tools adults can use to support the teens in their lives who may be experiencing or witnessing dating violence. We identify red flags, including changes to look for in your teen's behavior, and offer strategies for having conversations that invite your teen to open up about what they are experiencing or witnessing.

This event is virtual and registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the event.


Jenn Wolter, Manager of Community-based Programs, brings over 15 years of experience as a teacher and administrator to her role overseeing prevention, intervention, and education programming at RESPOND. In her work, Jenn strives to empower others – especially young people – to follow their passions and live happy, healthy lives. Shannon Cooley, RESPOND’s Community Domestic Violence Counselor, has expertise facilitating support groups for pre-teens, teenagers, and college students, with a focus on healthy relationships. In a former (and perhaps future) life, she was also a women’s self defense instructor.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Find more resources at respondinc.org and loveisrespect.org. RESPOND’s Support Line can be reached from 8am to 6pm at (617) 623-5900.


This program is part of the Reclaiming Your Story grant, graciously funded by the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Direct Grant Program.

Thursday, February 10, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Adults     High Schoolers (Gr 9-12)  
  Classes & Workshops     Reclaiming Your Story - Civic Hub Grant     Virtual Events  

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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