Dear Editor:

Over the past three years, Monmouth Arts supported Prevention First's Healthy Relationships/Safe Dates project which implemented the Safe Dates curriculum in collaboration with Monmouth County School Districts. The three year project, funded through Robert Wood Johnsons New Jersey Health Initiatives Program, was designed to address and prevent the problem of adolescent dating abuse.

Monmouth Arts provided standards for the creation of the final assignment of posters that reflect the curriculum's message. They offered guidance for peer judging, planned and displayed the posters in the exhibition. For three years, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA) was the site of the exhibition.

Currently, the "Stop Dating Violence" Poster Project is on display through contact with The Displaced Homemakers Program at the Northern Monmouth Higher Education Center of Brookdale Community College in Hazlet. It will be there until after the start of the Fall semester, September 6. We invite the community to stop by and view the project during regular college hours. For further information, call 732-739-6020. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Center.

Robin Vogel, Program Coordinator

The Displaced Homemakers Program

Brookdale Community College

Hazlet, NJ