Teen dating violence awareness and prevention week
As a service provider I know how much time and effort goes into even the simplest of these activities.
But sharing the workload is just one reason to collaborate.
February has been designated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
In the past Congress had designated the first full week of February as a prevention week and this is the first year that a whole month is dedicated to prevention efforts.
Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse In Runaway and Homeless Youth: A Practical Guide for Service Providers (PDF, 207 KB) This practical guide from the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership addresses challenges specific to runaway and homeless youth facing intimate partner violence.
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth Teen Dating Violence Resources NCFY’s resources for youth workers include summaries of new research, Q&A’s with experts, and articles about what youth programs are doing to combat dating violence.
Learn more about TDVAM events in your community with this handy calendar.
Help Someone Today If you or someone you know who is in an abusive dating relationship, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 7 days a week at 866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Confidential help is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
How did National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month come to be?Barri Rosenbluth is the founding Director of Safe Place’s Expect Respect Program in Austin, TX.Expect Respect is a comprehensive, dating abuse prevention program that supports vulnerable youth, develops youth leadership, and collaborates with schools and community partners to promote healthy teen relationships.If you want to know the signs of abuse, learn more about healthy relationships, or how to help a friend, visit Love Is Respect’s “Is This Abuse? Dating Violence Resources for Young People & Parents Break the Cycle: Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence Striving to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.
Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships The Centers for Disease Control's Dating Matters Initiative promotes healthy teen relationships in economically disadvantaged urban communities.
Submit a request for a Proclamation to your local elected officials.