On Friday, Dec. 5, members of the loveisrespect team attended a Healthy Relationships Rally at Creekview High School in Carrollton, TX. The focus of the rally was on healthy dating and learning the signs of digital abuse. We were joined by our friends from Mary Kay and Verizon, as well as Texas Senator Jane Nelson, all of whom spoke on the importance of respect, both online and off, in healthy relationships.
Below are a few pictures from the event. We want to thank Principal Joe LaPuma and the wonderful staff and students of Creekview for welcoming us into their school!
Students from the BE Project, a school organization dedicated to the prevention of bullying and dating violence, hand out purple wristbands.
Principal Joe LaPuma addresses the students.
Senator Jane Nelson speaks about the importance of respect in healthy relationships.
Michelle Miller from Verizon talks about how cell phones should not be used to bully and harass.
Crayton Webb from Mary Kay discusses the role men can play in ending dating and domestic violence.
Director of Digital Services (National Domestic Violence Hotline/loveisrespect) Brian Pinero asks the crowd about healthy vs. unhealthy texting.
Loveisrespect advocate and dating violence survivor Anitra Edwards tells her moving story.
Winter break is coming up, and that means you can finally relax instead of worrying about school.
Wish you could say the same about a relationship?
Sometimes unsteady or new relationships can feel confusing and hard to navigate, especially if a crush is playing “relationship games.” These games aren’t very much fun, and they usually include behaviors that don’t help build a healthy relationship.
So what are some of these “games,” and how do you spot them?
Sending Mixed Messages
Here at loveisrespect, we’re often asked what the differences are between our peer advocates and professional counselors. Loveisrespect advocates and professional counselors can both be part of your overall support system, but we each provide different levels of support. Here's a quick breakdown to help clarify these differences: