Day One’s Executive Director Stephanie Nilva and Youth Voices Network members Ana and Gabrielle visited Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk to discuss the dangers prom season can bring to teens. Stephanie explained the early warning signs of teen dating violence and advised parents to keep the lines of communication open with their kids. Ana and Gabrielle discussed their personal experiences as survivors of teen dating violence.
“I would tell them [not to] be scared to tell anybody what you’re going through,” said Ana. “There are lots of girls that you wouldn’t even imagine that are going through it. I didn’t even expect it to be very serious. I found out that there are millions of girls that are going through this, so be open. Tell a friend. Tell a teacher. Tell your parents.”