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City leaders addressing teen domestic violence that affects one in four young people

teenviolenceIt is “Teen Domestic Violence” month. Teen dating violence is real and wide-spread with one in four teens dealing with an abusive relationship. Leaders from around the country are saying it’s time to speak up, including President Obama who addressed the problem in a recent speech. But it is tough when many of the root problems start at home with abusive parents. So locally, the YWCA, Americorp and Councilor Marcus Lundy are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent this devastating cycle of abuse. If you or someone you know is being abused, call (205) 322-HURT(4878). www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org / www.ywcabham.org