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Hi, CV!

On behalf of CV Alliance, we wish the Falcons the best of luck on your road to state.

If you are watching football as I am, you are undoubtedly familiar with the anti-domestic violence commercials starring NFL players, #NoMore. If you want to learn more about this topic, come out tonight for the last Teen Trials & Tribulations for 2014 on the differences between healthy, unhealthy and abusive teen dating relationship. Rosanna Cacace, MA, Health Educator II, speaks from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the CV High Library, 2900 Community Ave.

To illustrate the importance of this talk, here’s a study reviewed on psychcentral.com: Nearly one third of the nearly 5,600 teens ages 12-18 surveyed in 1996 answered “yes” to either being called names, insulted or treated disrespectfully by their partner. They were also asked if they had been threatened with violence, pushed, shoved or had something thrown at them. Five years later, those who answered yes to any of these questions were more likely to be involved in unhealthy behaviors. In particular, girls who had been victims of dating violence as teens were more likely to binge drink, have symptoms of depression, smoke and think about suicide as young adults, compared with girls who were in healthier relationships. Boys who experienced dating violence in their teens were more likely to be antisocial, think about suicide, and smoke marijuana as young adults than boys who did not report any dating violence or abuse.

SafeLA.com offers warning signs: Checking cellphones, emails or social networks without permission; extreme jealousy or insecurity; constant belittling or put-downs; explosive temper; isolation from family and friends; making false accusations; erratic mood swings; physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way; possessiveness; telling someone what to do; repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex.

To learn more, visit our website’s Resource Guide. We know men are victims, too, and apologize if anyone is bothered by having to pick Women’s Health to find resources and information.

We have to tell young people what a healthy dating relationship looks like!  Please – bring your wife, husband, partner, friends and kids.

See you there!

Suzy Jacobs
is the executive director of
CV Alliance located at  
3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 646-7867  http://cv-alliance.org/

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