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City Council Recognizes YAC and Love for Life

While members of the City’s Youth Advisory Committee and group Love for Life look on, Perris Mayor Daryl Busch reads a proclamation in support of National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Month at the start of the Feb. 9 City Council meeting.

While members of the City’s Youth Advisory Committee and group Love for Life look on, Perris Mayor Daryl Busch reads a proclamation in support of National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Month at the start of the Feb. 9 City Council meeting.

The Perris City Council recognized the efforts of two volunteer groups of teenagers who are hosting a Feb. 20 symposium at the Bob Glass Gym, 101 North D Street, to raise awareness of the problem of teens in violent or abusive dating relationships. Organized by the Perris Youth Advisory Committee and the group Love for Life, the symposium, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. , features workshops and speakers and provides information about the signs and symptoms of an abusive relationship. As many as one in three teenage dating relationships are believed to be abusive, which includes bullying, stalking, overly possessive and controlling behavior, attacks on social media as well as physical violence. The YAC and Love for Life are announcing the symposium on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. The symposium is free.

Wendy Romero, 18, a member of Love for Life and Perris Youth Advisory Committee member Gabby Bulacan, 16, hold a proclamation presented by Mayor Daryl Busch (right) in support of National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Month.

Wendy Romero, 18, a member of Love for Life, and Perris Youth Advisory Committee member Gabby Bulacan, 16, hold a proclamation presented by Mayor Daryl Busch (right) in support of National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Month.