Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

February 23, 2011

The HAVEN program at Mass General conducted activities at Revere High School last week to shine a light on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week. Several events took place throughout the week, with this interactive play called ‘Remote Control’ being featured on Friday afternoon.

The play, with Tim Hoover and Stacy Fischer pictured here, enacted a teen dating violence situation and showed what to say and what not to say to a friend who is being abused or who is being an abuser.

RHS Social Worker Janessa McWilliams said one in five young women will be in some kind of abusive relationship by the end of high school. She said her office has started several groups to talk about the problem with victims at RHS. The play was put on by Dina’s Educational Theatre Co. of Wakefield.

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