Rutgers University-Camden Holds Event to Show Students Healthy Relationships

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

Rutgers University-Camden held a unique event to celebrate Valentine's Day and spread an important message about healthy relationships.

On Thursday, February 14th, Rutgers-Camden invited students to celebrate Valentine’s Day by exploring the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships at the #LoveBetterPop-UpShop.

The interactive event aimed to highlight abusive behaviors seen in relationships.

Students were able to move through the Shop featuring Valentine’s Day gifts with a twist that highlight abuse.

Officials say they hope the event will help raise awareness about unhealthy behavior and teach students how to love better.

"We hope that people kind of have that light bulb moment of things they didn't realize was necessarily unhealthy before," said Program Director of the Office of Violence Prevention at Rutger-Camden, Julie Millisky. "What I really like is when students have that moment of kind of shock reaction they're like I didn't even realize that was an unhealthy behavior and really just teaching them how to love a little bit better, be a better partner to the people they care about."

During today's #LoveBetterPop-UpShop event, participants also had the opportunity to sign a pledge and make a Valentine’s Day card for someone special in their life.

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