Solano County

Event targets teen dating violence

By From page A3 | February 06, 2014

FAIRFIELD — An event to promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence will occur Valentine’s Day.

Called “Love = Respect,” the event is sponsored by the Solano Family Justice Center and the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s Got Choices program. It will begin at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Solano Family Justice Center, 640 Empire St.

Local high school and middle school students can explore more than 10 learning stations that focus on different forms of dating abuse, characteristics of a healthy and respectful relationship and California laws surrounding dating violence. They will also be able to make candy grams for their valentine. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

“Now is the time to educate ourselves about the seriousness of teen dating violence and the prevalence of this problem in our own communities,” Supervisor Linda Seifert said in a county press release.

The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday designated February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

The Solano Family Justice Center provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, child abuse and elder abuse. For more information, go to www.solanocounty.com/stoptheviolence or call 784-7635.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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