"Dangerously in Love" Conference Addresses Teen Dating Violence

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Teen dating violence is an issue many Chicago area youth face. Violence in dating and relationships can be particularly disturbing for teen and can set the stage for a lifetime pattern of unhappy and violent relationships. Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center in Chicago is helping area youth address this issue through violence prevention conference and counseling.

Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center is holding a conference for area youth to address the problem of teen dating violence and to show kids how to develop healthy relationships.

You don’t hear much about it, but there is a growing problem among today’s teens—violence in dating and relationships. These dangerous dating situations can be particularly disturbing for teens because they set the stage for a lifelong pattern of unhappy, and sometimes even violent, relationships.

Based on direct feedback from the teens themselves, and echoed by area school officials, clergy and community members, Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center developed this educational teen conference to focus on violence prevention and the promotion of healthier relationships. The conference will cover:

  • The importance of self-esteem
  • The influence family situations can have on attitudes towards dating and relationships
  • Successful conflict resolution skills
  • Finding and maintaining healthy relationships

What: “Dangerously In Love” Creating Healthy Relationships Youth Conference

When: Friday, February 18, 2005 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Olive-Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Contact: Aisha Massey (773) 371-3604

For almost 150 years, Metropolitan Family Services has been providing and mobilizing a wide range of programs and services to help strengthen families and communities in Chicago and the suburbs. Metropolitan Family Services offers programs and services to address the needs of the families and communities it serves and provides support in the areas of child and youth development, counseling and mental health, child welfare, family economic development, legal aid, and services for older adults and their families. Each year, nearly 75,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capacities; hundreds of thousands more families benefit from Metropolitan's social policy and advocacy efforts. Visit the Metropolitan Family Services Website at http://www.metrofamily.org.


Lisa Garhan

(630) 836-9412

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