Help of Door County is reaching out to area schools and students to bring awareness to teenagers who may be in an abusive relationship. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and Help of Door County Executive Director Milly Gonzales says the proactive approach is important to curbing the problem.
Advocate Karla Romero, who works with students in the FYRE program every Monday, says the challenge to get teens to recognize the difference between being shown attention through texting along with time spent together and actual love.
Romero visited Southern Door Schools on Thursday and will be going to Sturgeon Bay schools later this month to interact with teens and answer questions. This is the second in a weekly series during February on teen dating violence.