4th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference
Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Montgomery County, Maryland in collaboration with Verizon Wireless, Montgomery College and numerous Montgomery County agencies and community organizations invite you to attend the
4th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery
Teen Dating Conference
A FREE and FUN event for students in grades 6-12, their parents and youth service providers.
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, and nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
And yet, we continue to ignore the signs, we believe that real abuse is only physical, we excuse abusive behavior believing it won't happen again, we believe that excessive texting and monitoring of behavior is sweet, and we believe that if a friend is in trouble they will ask for help.
Move Beyond the Myths!
Learn how to recognize all types of abuse, learn how to advocate for yourself, how to be there to support your friends and family, and how to stop controlling behavior before it goes too far.
Join us on
Sunday, March 3, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at Globe Hall located on the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College.
a local girl rock band sensation and winners of the University of Maryland's SEE Battle of the Bands Winners will perform as the opening act.
Toby Knapp, DJ from Hot 99.5 and Jackie Benson, Reporter from News4 will emcee the event
Workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.
Snacks, pizza and soda will be provided for all attendees.
The event will conclude with a raffle for teens.
Recognition of the winners of the
Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating
Public Service Announcement Contest
will also take place during the program closing.
For more information call 240 777-5573 or
email us at DVCC@montgomerycountymd.gov
or to download flyers and registration forms visit:
Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference is made possible through the support from Verizon Wireless and Montgomery College and the following community offices, agencies and organizations
Montgomery County Circuit Court
Montgomery County District Court
Montgomery County Council
Montgomery County Commission for Women
Montgomery County Department of Police
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation
Montgomery County Office of the Sheriff
Montgomery County Office of the State’s Attorney
Montgomery County Public Schools
Chesapeake Counseling Associates, LLC
Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
NBC News 4
Teen and Young Adult Health Connection (TAYA)