These young advocates stand up to stop domestic violence.
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If you think high school is too early to start talking about intimate partner violence, think again.
Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
Nearly one in eleven female teens, and one in fifteen male teens, reported experiencing dating violence in the last year, yet three in four parents never discuss the warning signs with their children.
It's time to talk about teen dating violence, and Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage (JKFFC) is leading the conversation. The Charlotte-based nonprofit seeks to create a future without intimate partner violence, and the best way to create that future is to start young.
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By: WSOCTV.com News Staff
Updated: February 1, 2020 - 8:38 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of Charlotte teens learned how to stop teen dating violence Saturday.
The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage hosted the Teens for Courage summit at Carowinds, where more than 250 students showed up.
They discussed relationship red flag warning signs and what a healthy relationship looks like. The students also learned what resources are available for their peers experiencing domestic violence.
"They are our future, and we want to make sure that they are aware, educated and that they become ambassadors for stopping dating violence before it begins," said Ron Kimble, co-founder of Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.
February is teen dating violence awareness month.
For more information about the foundation and its mission, click here.
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Published: 12:35 PM EST January 27, 2020
Updated: 8:46 PM EST January 27, 2020
WCNC's Charlotte Today hosts Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson speaks to JKFFC Executive Director, Sherill Carrington and JKFFC Board Member, Rose Planer about the upcoming Teens for Courage Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Carowinds- Harmony Hall.
Representatives from the Jamie Kimble Foundation have the warning signs of intimate partner violence, and how teens can get help.
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January 27, 2020
By Jon Wilson
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Wilson was at Carowinds with members of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, Mecklenburg County Support Services and students from area high schools to talk about the first Teens for Courage Event being held at Carowinds this Saturday.
Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Research studies reveal that 3 in 4 parents never discuss the warning signs of intimate partner violence with their children. The first ever Jamie Kimble Foundation Teens for Courage event was created to provide a comprehensive educational curriculum to reinforce the development of healthy and respectful dating relationships and teach students how to be active bystanders. The event is free but registration is required and is attendance is limited to 500 students.
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Allison Latos, WSOC-TV, speaks to JKFFC Founder, Ron Kimble and JKFFC Board Member, Rose Planer about the upcoming Teens for Courage Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Carowinds- Harmony Hall.
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