February is Teen Dating Violence (DV) Awareness Month. Teen DV Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Throughout the year at EWMS, we educate on respect, building healthy relationships, practicing healthy communication, and preventing dating violence.
In addition, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County will present to 7th and 8th grade Foundations classes on February 19, 2018. Students will participate in the “Relationships: Paint Them Healthy” presentation, which addresses healthy and unhealthy aspects of a relationship, including mutual respect, boundaries, jealousy and control, how to break up, and communication skills. For more information on the program, visit https://playitsafe.org/curriculum_gradelevels.php. If you have questions, or if you would like more information about the presentation, please contact your child’s counselor. If you do NOT want your child to attend this presentation, please complete the Women's Center Opt Out Form and return it to the front office before 3:30 pm on February 14, 2018.