Dating violence awareness month 2016
Because starting a conversation with teens can be daunting, the toolkit provides parents with an easy to follow guide complete with sample open-ended questions to start a conversation about teen dating violence.
If you are a teen or in your early 20s and are at all uncomfortable in your relationship, you should probably trust your gut.
Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence.
They also provide some content and inspiration for any education and awareness activities you have coming up!
They were very engaged and genuinely wanted to learn about what qualifies as consent and what doesn’t.
As a leader in this work, has many great resources for young people, and those who care about them, to help get the conversation started.
Along with Black History Month, February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
According to the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project, "The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore - the issue affects not just youth but their families, schools and communities as well.
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) brings national focus to the issue of teen dating violence, highlights the need to educate our youth about healthy relationships, raises awareness among those who care for them and provides communities with a critical opportunity to work together to prevent this devastating cycle of abuse." Their website is a great resource to find information, fact sheets and monthly campaign materials.