“Choose Respect Montgomery educates teens and the broader community regarding ways to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We approach this from a community perspective because it is not enough to educate those who may become involved in a difficult situation. It also is important to engage the broader community in recognizing warning signs and knowing how to help a friend or family member.”
Hosted by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and Montgomery County Public Schools, the conference includes separate tracks for parents and teens. Teens will learn about healthy relationships, teen dating violence prevention, controlling behavior and how to help a friend. Parents will learn how to talk with their children about relationships. Everyone can attend a resource fair regarding ways to get help. Workshops will be offered in English and Spanish. For more information on the conference click here.