January 12, 2022 Project Sanctuary, a non-profit organization assisting victims of domestic and sexual assault, will launch an upcoming educational program on the topic of teen dating violence. With prevention as the goal, Project Sanctuary plans to raise awareness on the topic with school visits in February, and an art contest at the end of January. This two-pronged strategy aims to educate the youth on the dynamics of unhealthy relationships in an effort to stop dating violence.
Dating violence is a major adolescent health concern. Youth 16-24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence of any age group. We’ll hear from Judy Albert, Project Sanctuary therapist, about toxic relationships and keys to healthy ones.tifies the key to creating healthy relationships.
January’s art contest kicks off Project Sanctuary’s teen dating violence campaign. Local teen artists are asked to create and submit artwork that represents healthy relationships by January 24th, and the winning artwork will be used as part of Project Sanctuary’s social media platforms and curriculum throughout the month of February. Angelica Limon, prevention educator for Project Sanctuary, initiated the contest.