November 1, 2014

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.


  • Did you know that 1 in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt purposefully by a boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • Did you know that digital abuse and “sexting” is becoming a new frontier for dating abuse?
  • 81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue, or admit they don’t know if it is an issue.  Trust us parents, it is an issue.
  • 57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship.

NEWS’ Education, Prevention & Outreach Program goes to middle and high schools throughout the valley and works with students to educate them about teen dating violence and healthy relationships. Thanks to Auction Napa Valley for their support of this significant program.

For more information, please contact Brenda Llamas-Pedroza at (707) 252-3687 or brendal@napanews.org.

About NEWS

Napa Emergency Women’s Services was formed in 1981 when a group of community members realized there was no safe place for women and children to go when they were fleeing abuse at home. Volunteers had been taking battered women and their children into their own homes to protect them, and the need for a safe shelter was clear. Our founders worked in partnership with local leaders to acquire a house where women and children could find safety and support, and begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

Today NEWS has grown into a strong organization with a dedicated group of staff and volunteer domestic violence and sexual assault counselors, providing direct client services as well as shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to approximately 1200 women and children each year. We work on prevention through education and outreach programs. More…

24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Linea de Crisis las 24 Horas Sobre Violencia Doméstica
707-255-NEWS (6397)

Se habla español

Outside of Napa County
Fuera del Condado de Napa
800-799-7233
National Domestic Violence Hotline

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