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Op Ed piece on Deer Management
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
Do you know that 1 in 10 teens reports being physically
abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year?
Many others are sexually or emotionally abused by their dating partners. Shocking! Yet many teens do not report abuse because they are afraid to tell friends and family.
Parents and caregivers can do much to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. One of the most important things you can do is keep the lines of communication open with your kids. Take some time this month to learn how you can make a difference:
- Be a role model - treat your kids and others with respect.
- Start talking to your kids about healthy relationships early - before they start dating.
- Get involved with efforts to prevent dating violence at your teen’s school.
- Call the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 77054, if you are worried about your teen.
To find out more about how to prevent dating violence, visit http://www.cdc.gov/features/datingviolence/
Down Payment Assistance
Available for First Time Home Buyers
Grants in the amount of $14,000 are available for qualifying individuals and families to help out with down payments on first homes. To find out more about the program, the eligibility guidelines or to obtain an application, please call the Suffolk County Community Development Office at 631.853.5705 or visit their website by clicking here.
Help Your Community - Become a Suffolk County Police Officer
The Suffolk County Police Department is seeking applicants. The tentative exam date is June 2015. Interested parties can apply online beginning June 2014 at www.joinscpd.com. Applications must be filed by April 2015.
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