The Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center announced Thursday that it will observe Respect Week Feb. 22-27.
February is “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month”. The CVRCC said that one in three teenagers nationally experience abuse by a dating partner and parents need to speak to teens about the relationships they are building in order for them to be safe and healthy.
The Texas Council on Family Violence has created a “Young Hearts Campaign” to assist with awareness.
The following events will be held locally in conjunction with the Young Hearts Campaign:
6 p.m. – “HELP! My Teen is Dating: Real Solutions for Tough Conversations,” film screening and community resource fair; Stephens Central Library community room, 33 W. Beauregard Ave.
Featured film speaker will be author Michael Domitrz, executive director of the Date Safe Project Inc.
All day – Respect Matters Day, a day to wear orange to remind the community that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Use #YoungHeartsMatterConchoValley to connect to the CVRCC or send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for the agency to share.
6 p.m. – “The Mask You Live In” film screening, Stephens Central Library community room, 33 W. Beauregard Ave. Hosted by the Bridge to Recovery group.
LGBT+Safe Space event, High Tea at the Butler’s Pantry, 402 W. Avenue D. Contact bweinmann@cv-rcc-org for time and to RSVP. Space is limited.