Healthy vs. Unhealthy Teen Friendships and Dating Relationships Workshop
CAMDEN, Maine, January 30, 2014—Join New Hope for Women on Thursday, February 6 from 11am to Noon at the YMCA Teen Center, 10 Knowlton Street in Camden, to learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy teen friendships and dating relationships.
This free workshop for parents and community members will help participants recognize the early signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Discussion will include reviewing the subtle aspects of respectful relationships that encourage teens to have strong support networks, and to develop authentic self-esteem. Finally, participants will learn how to help a teen plan for safety, to trust his/her best instincts, and to know when to seek the help of trusted adults.
Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch and a friend. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is requested by calling New Hope for Women at 594-2128.
New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It also provides important educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.
In 2013, New Hope for Women served 1138 clients, provided over 3300 hours of direct service as well as 3200 hours of volunteer hotline coverage, 4100 hours of community and youth education, 11 safe home nights to eight individuals, and nearly 2000 hours of education to 76 clients of the certified batterer intervention program.
Learn more about New Hope for Women at www.newhopeforwomen.org or call 800-522-3304.