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Suburban High Schools Tackle Teen Domestic Violence

Teen Violence - Graphic: AP

Teen Violence – Graphic: AP

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (WCBS 880) - Seven Westchester County high schools now have a program to combat domestic violence among teens.


WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

‘He texts me all the time.’ ‘She’s jealous of other girls.’ ‘He wants to be with me constantly.’

For a teenager, the signs of an abusive relationship might seem romantic, but the domestic violence group, Hope’s Door, is now bringing the program STAR – Students Terminating Abusive Relationships – to high schools throughout Westchester.

“Violence that we see later in life in relationships often started a long time ago,” the group’s Andrea Nasso-Nord told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

LINK: Hope’s Door New York

She says their goal is to stop it early “so that they learn what a healthy relationship is.”

The schools with the program are the Alexander Hamilton High School, Hendrick Hudson High School, Maria Regina High School, Rye High School, Westlake High School, White Plains High School, and the Pleasantville chapter invites students from all schools there.