North Country Matters cable TV show to discuss teen dating violence in St. Lawrence County
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:00 am

POTSDAM -- North Country Matters, WCKN, Time Warner Digital Channel 30, will discuss teen dating violence awareness on Feb. 10-11 at 7:30 pm. with two counselors from Renewal House, the domestic violence agency in St. Lawrence County.

Caitlin Hill and Valerie Dana sat down with Donna Seymour and Bess Kirnie discuss the warning signs that are red flags for relationship problems, the education and support services Renewal House offers to families and schools and how dating relationship issues have changed overtime.

This includes modern media and communications tools that have changed ways that unhealthy relationship behavior is enacted.

A second show airs at 8 p.m. both nights and is a conversation about suicide prevention and awareness. Bess Kirnie spoke with Mary Jones, the Director of Family Support Services, Hospice & Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.

They talked about the tragedy of suicide and how it affects the North Country. Jones has been a driving force behind the Suicide Awareness Coalition in the St. Lawrence Valley to address these issues in families, schools and communities.

The NCM civic partners working to educate North Country residents about critical public policy issues facing our region include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence aCounty, and Clarkson Media and Mass Communication students, who provide the technical expertise for the productions. The shows are filmed at the WCKN studio on the Clarkson campus.

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