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Students Become the Teachers in a Healthy Relationships Workshop

By Anitra, youth organizer

Last week, students at Conrad High School in Dallas, TX joined with educators for a workshop that focused on identifying healthy vs. unhealthy relationship behaviors.

In a unique twist, the students became the teachers and led the event using the Educators Toolkit, developed by loveisrespect. The educators participated in two activities from the toolkit. One activity was completing the loveisrespect relationship spectrum and discussing various behaviors to identify if they were healthy, unhealthy or abusive. The second activity was a group discussion about an unhealthy relationship situation.

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You Have the Power to Make a Difference!

This post was contributed by Grace Wickerson, NYAB member and founder of Kickin’ Violence

If you told me when I was a little kid that by age 18 I would be running a nonprofit that has impacted young people and domestic violence survivors across the United States and even around the world, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Honestly, if you told me that when I started my organization, Kickin’ Violence, in August of 2013, I probably still wouldn’t have believed you.

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Raise Awareness During DVAM: Middle School

By the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board

For you middle schoolers out there, you might be wondering how you can get involved during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and make a difference at such a young age. You might not know where to begin or what to do. We have a few ideas to help you get started:

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Raise Awareness During DVAM: High School

By the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board

If you’re in high school, you’re in a great position to raise awareness about abuse and start making a difference during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! You can be a voice for young people at your school or in your community in a variety of ways.

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Raise Awareness During DVAM: College Campus

By the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board

Being a college student opens you up to many new opportunities. You might meet new people from all over the world, learn from experts in the field and share new knowledge with others. Your campus is the perfect place to start building a culture of healthy relationships, and we have the information you need to make that happen during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond!

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You Can Get Involved for DVAM!

By the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board

October is here, and that means it’s time to raise awareness about domestic violence!

There are lots of ways that you can get involved, no matter your age. We are here to tell you how to get involved in your school or community and about some great ideas that have been done before. This month, we will be releasing a three-part blog series with ideas for raising awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Stay tuned!

You can also check out the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle for more information and DVAM updates!

 

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Loveisrespect, Mary Kay Host Congressional Briefing on Dating Violence

With special contribution from Olivia Hinerfeld

On Wednesday, April 13, loveisrespect and our partners at Mary Kay Inc. were in Washington, DC to host a briefing on dating violence for members of Congress. We were excited to welcome several outstanding panelists who discussed the prevalence of teen dating violence and the importance of educating young people about this issue.

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NYAB Members Speak Out During SAAM

Our National Youth Advisory Board members are speaking out during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)!

NYAB members range in age from 14 to 24, and together they work locally and nationally to raise awareness and prevent violence. Although dating violence is their primary focus, sexual assault is a major component of their efforts as it can happen in relationships, even casual ones. The NYAB believes that we all can take part in ending violence amongst young people! Two of our members share their voices below:

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