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Domestic Violence is not Just a Problem for Adults

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is not just a problem for adults. According to the 2013 Knox County Schools Youth Risk Behavior Survey, more than 10 percent of Knox County high school students reported they were hit, slapped or physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Knox County Health Department wants parents to know that they can help prevent teen dating violence and abuse.

To make a difference, parents can:

  • Be a role model - treat your kids and others with respect.
  • Start talking to your kids about healthy relationships early - before they start dating.
  • Contact the Family Violence Helpline at (865) 521-6336 if you're worried about your teen.

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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