February is teenDVmonth

February is Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month! If you follow us @loveisrespect or on Facebook, you have probably noticed a lot of talk about it and what you can do to spread awareness.

What is teenDVmonth?

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.

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) is hosting Respect Week, February 9-13. Just download the NYAB toolkit filled with activities for you and your friends to make a difference this teenDVmonth. Join us:

Download the Respect Week 2013 GuideWear Orange 4 Love

On February 10, join Wear Orange 4 Love, by getting as many people as you can to wear something orange in honor of teenDVmonth. 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 Twitter using #Orange4Love #RespectWeek2015 or facebook.com/loveisrespectpage 

Read the National Announcement

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 13th.

Spread the Word

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 Respect Week Guide to start spreading awareness about teenDVmonth.

 

Don’t forget to post what you and your school are doing to spread awareness!