Each February the Rape Recovery Center participates in national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This is an important opportunity to highlight the work our prevention staff does year-round to engage teens in conversations about healthy relationships, consent, and preventing sexual violence for our future generations.
This year the Rape Recovery Center focused on the importance of communicating healthy boundaries at all ages. We held a Facebook Live panel discussion called Beyond Birds & Bees, taught courses at Valley Junior High, East High and Skyline High, and facilitated two workshops in partnership with Beta Theta Pi at the Univeristy of Utah, called DTT: Down to Talk.
When asked about the importance of Teen Dating Violence Awarness month, Rape Recovery Center Outreach & Access Coordiantor Stephany Murguia said "Teens get so many conflicting messages about what you are supposed to do in relationships. It can feel overwhelming, and it's important that teens and parents know that there are people that can help." Click here to learn more about the work our Outreach and Access Team does year-round with teens in Salt Lake County.
If you missed it, you can still watch our Facebook Live discussion, Beyond Birds & Bees, with panelists Ella Blanchard (LGBT Resource Center), Megan Asadian (Rape Recovery Center), and Annabel Sheinberg (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah). See the full video below.