March is Violence Prevention Month
Sadly youth violence remains a concerning public health problem. Homicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. We know that PREVENTION can make a difference and this month our team at Teen Health Connection is dedicated to taking action against youth violence. We invite you to join us as we reduce the risk of violence in our community and promote positive initiatives that support teens and families:
- Join us at one of the performances of The Big Picture Initiative April 17-20.
- Encourage all rising 8th-12th graders to attend the Southern States Leadership Conference at Queens University July 17-20.
- Invite teens to get involved in the work of the Youth Drug Free Coalition Teen Advisory Board or the GEMS (Girls Educated and Motivated for Success) program.
- Encourage parents to attend one of our free Parenting the Love and Logic Way classes or host a class at your teen's school, faith community or neighborhood.