FEBRUARY 27, 2019: Vernon, TX
Teenagers from Vernon Middle School and High School attended "In Her Shoes: Living with Teen Dating Violence", presented by Genesis Women's Shelter & Support. Through this training, students learned about the harsh realities and prevalence of dating violence, and what they can do to empower themselves and their friends. One student remarked, "You should encourage your friends, and tell them that they deserve something better."
In the evening, parents, teachers, and professionals came to hear "Recognizing & Preventing Unhealthy Teen Relationships", presented by Jordyn Lawson. The training focused on what signs may indicate dating violence is occurring, and how to support individuals experiencing it.