EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Albion Fellows Bacon Center will be hosting an event called “In Their Shoes” on Friday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Central branch of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
The event is a social simulation to help both adult and youth understand abusive teen relationships.
In the simulation, participants will play the role of teen characters, make choices and see what happens.
Following the simulation there will a discussion for the adults and teen participants.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
One in three U.S. teens will be the victim of some form of teen dating abuse.
Teens who experience teen dating abuse are at higher risk of having long-term consequences such as drug or alcohol abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, decrease in academic participation depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.
Only one third of the teens who were involved in an abusive relationship confided in someone about the violence.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020)