Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch says before your teen starts dating you should have a talk with them. This is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Moth. Pautsch says one of his daughters in now in college and another is an 8th grader. He says he always tells his daugther’s date what he expects of them. He says not just to treat his daughter good, but with respect.He says domestic violence doesn’t start when a person is an adult, it can start when boy and girls begin dating. He says kids are inundated with messages in music, on TV, in movies and social media. He says if they are watching or listening to something in which a woman is treated violently or called derogatory names use it as a talking point. Pautsch says if your teen is dating and their behavior changes talks to them, they may not come to you first if there is a problem with the relationship.

Teen Dating Violence Focus Of Program At FDL Public Library

Agnesian HealthCare’s Domestic Violence Program is offering a free program on “Teen Dating Violence” tonight at 6 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Participants will receive education on the dynamics of a violent relationship and the warning signs. Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare’s Domestic Violence Program prevention educator will facilitate the program.