ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco has announced that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
This is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during February.
Dating violence is more common than many people think, the Sheriff's Office said. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.
The theme for this year’s Teen DV Month is “Love = Setting Boundaries” because boundaries are an important part of every healthy relationship, the Sheriff's Office said.
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