What is Teen DV Month?
TeenDVMonth is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. Even the White House issues an official proclamation!
Why Get Involved?
Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.
We need your help to spread awareness about dating abuse and let everyone know they deserve a safe and healthy relationship.
How Do I Get Involved?
Finding ways to get involved is actually easier than you think! The loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) hosts Respect Week every year, usually during the week of Valentine’s Day. To learn more, download the NYAB toolkit, which is filled with activities for you and your friends to make a difference during Respect Week and teenDVmonth.
Wear Orange 4 Love is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of teenDVmonth. You can wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, shoes or anything else you can think of! Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on Instagram, Twitter or the Facebook event page using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek.
What better way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than helping all of your friends learn about healthy relationships? Sign up to distribute the National Respect Announcement this February.
There are plenty of other ways you can get involved such as creating art, hosting an information table or just helping us tweet dating abuse statistics to help raise awareness. Download the NYAB kit to start spreading awareness about teenDVmonth.
Don’t forget to post what you and your school are doing spread awareness!