Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

Targeting teen dating violence: ‘No Hatin n Datin’

Poster: No Hatin n DatinThe N.C. A&T Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness is partnering with the Greensboro Police Department and other community agencies in a project to prevent teen dating violence.

“We asked teens what to call this sensitive topic. They have named it ‘No Hatin n Datin,’ ” the police website says.

Unlike the dating advice many teenagers have received for generations, the program isn’t a well-meaning lecture full of “do’s,” “don’ts,” and stern warnings.

“The goal is not for adults to tell teens what is necessarily good or bad, but to instill in teens the importance of thinking for themselves about what it means to them to have a healthy relationship,” says Dr. Kelly Graves, director of the A&T center.

“Connecting relationships with music is a great way to start a dialogue about what a healthy relationship ‘looks like’ to them.”

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