Healthy relationships consist of trust, honesty, respect equality, and compromise. Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States. A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical  dating violence within the past year and approximately 29 percent of adolescents reported being verbally or psychologically abused within the previous year.

As part of a Casa Grande Senior Project, Petaluma People Services Center and Bank of Marin will host the 2016 ChalkHeART event.  Friday, April 22 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm this free event is open to any young person in Petaluma who wants to come express themselves with art are welcome to join us.

Downtown Petaluma: Friday, April 22, 2016  6:00pm – 7:30pm  Bank of Marin, 8 4th Street,

Here’s how it works: Any high school, junior high school or community youth group  can enter up to two teams to participate.  chalk HeART 2016 flyer

The theme of ChalkHeART is “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. Pick your favorite lyrics from the song and creatively illustrate them, on the ground live, at the Bank of Marin, Friday, April 22 between 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

If you feel like your relationship is not healthy, contact Petaluma People Services Center 707-765-8488 a clinician can speak with you.