The Wellness Center will host the Teen Dating Violence workshop on Feb. 21 during flex period in the EWC of the library, as the first installment of its Healthy Relationships Initiative.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Wellness Center is partnering with the YWCA-Silicon Valley to hold a workshop on healthy and unhealthy relationships, including discussing teen dating violence.

The initiative, which piloted for the 2017 spring semester, will consist of on-campus presentations hosted by various community partners, in-depth discussions facilitated by experts in the field and outreach events to directly engage students, including tabling and visual campaigns to encourage students to participate.

The initiative was spearheaded by Wellness Outreach Worker Julia Chang and Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator Jonathan Frecceri to raise awareness about violence between teenagers in relationships and to highlight the importance of having healthy love lives.

“Through the Healthy Relationships Initiative, we hope to spark conversation around the various facets of healthy and unhealthy adolescent relationships,” Chang said. “Our goal is to educate and empower teens to make healthy, conscious choices as they engage with others.”