Teens to learn that ‘Silence Hides Violence’

Seventh and eighth graders and their parents are invited to a special Friday night at the Webb House to learn ways to build up relationships and tear down abuse. (Note: the Webb House will not be open for the usual Friday night social time.)

“Silence Hides Violence” is slated for this Friday, March 4. A free supper of walking tacos at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, across the street to the north of the Webb House, will kick off the evening from 6 to 6:15 p.m.

Following supper, students and parents will attend break-out sessions on topic like bullying, cyber safety, dating abuse, harassment, peer pressure, reproductive/sexual health, and substance abuse. Much of the learning will be facilitated through games. “‘Silence Hides Violence’ is meant to jump start communication between parents and teens,” a spokesperson said.

All who attend will be eligible for door prizes.

Members of the Greene County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Greene County High School students are planning the event with assistance from staff from ACCESS, New Opportunities, Greene County public health, the Bully Project in Greene County, the Jefferson police department and the Greene County sheriff’s office.

There is no charge to attend.

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