County of Marin Health and Human Services

Policy and Prevention



For Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, PIPVMarin (Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Marin) is running the following ads to increase the awareness in Marin around teen dating violence.  Look out for the ads on our HHS Facebook, Marin Health and Wellness Connection Center lobby screens and in the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center for the month of February.

If you're here to find out whether the statements were true or false, you can find your answer below.

  • 1 in 10 high school students have experienced physical abuse by a boyfriend or girlfriend.*
  • 1 in 5 tweens knows a victim of dating violence.**

Teens who are victims of dating violence are more likely to:

  • Do poorly in school
  • Engage in unhealthy behaviors like heavy drinking, drug use Carry patterns of violence into future relationships.***

Parents, teachers and others can help young people navigate new dating relationships.  It’s never too early to talk to child about healthy relationships and dating violence, even if your child isn’t dating​.

To learn more about talking to your teen about healthy relationships

If you or someone you know needs help, call

–English 415-526-2557
–Espanol 415-924-3456

*Tween and Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Study, Teenage Research Unlimited for Liz Claiborne Inc. and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. February 2008. Available at

**Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2011 MMWR 2012;61(4):10.

***Banyard VL, Cross C. 2008. Consequences of Teen Dating Violence: Understanding Intervening Variables in Ecological Context. Violence Against Women. 14:998-1013

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What is FAST?

Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation occurs in every community, including Marin County. Financial abuse is the diversion or theft of funds belonging to the elderly. This includes funds that are used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food and medical care. It is estimated that only about one in five of these crimes is ever discovered. 

The Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) is a multidisciplinary team of public agency representatives and private professionals from the financial services industry. FAST was formed in 2005 to provide expert forensic assistance in the investigation of complex cases of suspected elder financial abuse. FAST also works to raise public awareness and provide community education through presentations and discussions.