“Give Love. Love Shouldn’t Hurt.”
You’ll be seeing these words on posters around town, and LINCCK encourages teens in dating relationships to treat one another with respect. Our mission is to build healthier lives for residents on the Plateau, as there are ways to be more civil in our discourse, compassionate in our thoughts, and kind in our actions.
Having teens recognize when their dating relationships begin drifting toward disrespectful actions is a great first step. Sadly, some teens are embroiled in violence, caught in domestic abuse. They need the community’s help.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and many youth may participate from Feb. 10-14 in Respect Week. Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to review the healthiness of a dating relationship. To bring focused awareness to all such issues, Feb. 11 is Wear Orange Day. Teens and adults alike should have orange clothing or accessories to show commitment that “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.”
Let’s help teach all dating teens the importance of respect and what truly is a healthy relationship.
Civility • Compassion • Kindness