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Community-wide Collaboration for Teen Dating Abuse Awareness



On Thursday, February 12 Unity House’s David Warren of the Domestic Violence Services Program in Troy will join Gwen Wright, executive director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Lansingburgh High School students; their principal, Frank Macri; and other community members to highlight the state’s awareness and prevention efforts designed to educate teens and young adults about dating violence, including a new four-minute video titled “#ICanDoSomething.”

The video, which will be shown at the event, stars Lansingburgh High School student actors, who describe different dating abuse scenarios, stress the importance of being an “active bystander” by reaching out to a friend in need, and offer ideas about ways to educate peers and others about the issue, in person and via social media. Copies of the video will be available for the media.

At the same time, students at the school and others in attendance will be wearing/sporting orange, as the color has been designated for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

For more information on how you can help combat the epidemic of domestic violence in our community contact the Unity House Domestic Violence Services Program at (518) 272-5917.