Schools bring awareness to teen dating violence


February 6, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Amanda Madgziak and Alyssa Ahonen from DOVE stand next to a table with information about teen dating violence at  A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer.


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IRONWOOD – In order to spread awareness of teen dating violence, officials with the Domestic Violence Escape shelter have placed information on tables at Bessemer, Hurley, Wakefield-Marenisco, and Mercer schools.

"We just really want to get awareness information out there in general. I don't think people realize just how big of an issue teen dating violence actually is," said Alyssa Ahonen, the Michigan children's advocate for DOVE. "It is actually very common and I don't think a lot of people realize that."

According to Ahonen, 1 of every 3 fema...

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