Parents and community members are invited to “Talking With Teens About Safe and Healthy Relationships,” a free event sponsored by Melrose High School and the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV). This adult-only event is a preview night for the same program being presented to MHS seniors on Feb. For more information please contact MAAV at 781-662-2010 or [email protected]

The One Love Foundation was created in response to the 2010 murder of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia student, by her ex-boyfriend.

You may also consider talking to a counselor, trusted adult, or legal aid if there is no immediate danger present.

Each February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month highlights these issues through a number of events and programs across the country.

Students in middle school, high school, and college in the Boise area are invited to submit 29-second Public Service Announcements that speak to your friends and peers about Adolescent Relationship Abuse and/or Healthy Adolescent Relationships.

You are welcome to focus on any subject within these topics, such as recognizing abuse, supporting a friend, or discussing healthy boundaries.

The contest is open for submissions until February 9, 2018 and we’ll announce winners in February for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Winning videos will be shared on WCA social media, in our newsletters, and as examples for future contests. Interested in bringing a presentation about these issues to your class or club?

Email [email protected] all the details for the contest here. Check out the official Respect Week Toolkit or join the Love Is Not Abuse Coalition! The program will feature a screening of the powerful film “Escalation,” followed by a discussion on teen dating abuse and healthy teen relationships facilitated by Melrose High School student leaders. It also was held in February 2017, and the film and student panel both received rave reviews from the adults in attendance.“Escalation” was created by the One Love Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to ending relationship violence by educating, empowering and activating students. In fact, 1 in 3 teens experience physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by a dating partner.We are currently determining what tracks we plan to have at the conference.This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about Oracle/People Soft technology and features, to become acquainted with best practices, to meet with vendors and to network with friends and colleagues in our region. Online as we will release communication when Call for Proposals open expected to be late November. Regards, Derry Fong Conference Chair, Asia Alliance 2018 To stay up to date on conference happenings!We encourage you to share your valuable knowledge and ex...