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1.5 Million US High School Students Experience Physical Abuse From a Partner

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Today, Dr. Annie Abram and Ms. Carlla Horton, Executive Director of Hope’s Door, will discuss Teen Dating Violence.

“After fifteen years of working to end domestic violence, we have learned that teens are not immune from abuse in relationships.  Teen dating violence is all too common, and ends up leading to vicious and unhealthy cycles for years to come. Our responsibility - as parents, teachers, mentors, and community leaders – is to guide our young people towards respectful relationships free from harassment and abuse; teach them that it’s ok to walk away from a bad situation; and encourage them to speak out when they see a friend in trouble.  In many communities, teens themselves are leading the way in organizing their schools and communities to stand against violence. I commend them." Vice President Joe Biden, author of the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act, on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, February 2010

Relationships Matter

Whether it's your child, spouse, your co-worker or the person behind the counter at the dry cleaners, how you interact with others is what makes up the fabric of your day. Coping, cajoling, conceding or just standing your ground could all be invoked over the course of an hour. How you respond can either make or break your day. On Relationships Matter, we will peel the onion, helping you to understand your interactions with others so that you can create meaningful communications with the people in your life.  Join Dr. Annie Abram and expert guests for a deeper understanding of your relationships, how to make them better and most importantly how to make them matter.