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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month:
Carroll County Commissioners issue Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County a proclamation declaring February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in Carroll County.

Westminster, Maryland: Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) received a proclamation from the Carroll County Commissioners on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 10AM at the Carroll County Office Building. The proclamation declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. RCIS CEO Janice Kispert was present to receive the proclamation.

From left to right: Commissioner Stephen Wantz, Commissioner Richard Weaver, RCIS CEO, Janice Kispert, Commissioner Dennis Frazier, Commissioner Doug Howard, Commissioner Richard Rothschild

February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month and it is critical that we take this time to remember that interpersonal violence is not just a problem for adults. 1 in 3 adolescents in the US will be a victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner every year. Two-thirds of teens who are in an abusive relationship never tell anyone about the abuse.