Lauren Skidmore

Lauren Skidmore

Our world is full of vulnerabilities and, as a mother, I want to be aware of every potential threat to not only my children, but to other youth. A threat that affects too many young people is teen dating violence.

Though February is known as the month of love, it is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which serves as an opportunity to educate, raise awareness, and promote healthy relationships among teenagers. It's a chance for communities, organizations and individuals to come together to support teens in creating and sustaining healthy, respectful relationships.