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The Amanda Forum (Video)
Last January, The Amanda Forum’s first annual conference, put together by the Caring Place of Valparaiso, Indiana as part of a youth dating violence prevention project in honored Amanda Bach. In 2011 Amanda was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. (He received a 60 year sentence for the murder and is appealing to the Indiana Supreme Court see link to article here )
The youth conference covered topics such as dynamics of dating abuse, media literacy and how to get involved as an advocate for healthy relationships. The community of Valparaiso came together to take a stand against dating violence and empower their young people to create a culture free from abuse.
To learn more about the conference click here.