We’re thrilled to share with you the news that we are partnering with Break the Cycle. Break the Cycle is an organization like us that addresses teen dating abuse. They’ve provided training, education, online resources, advocacy and activism for teens and young adults for over 15 years.
Basically, they’ve been pretty awesome.
We share a vision with them — the idea that teens and young adults deserve to be in healthy dating relationships and that someone should be there to talk to them about what that looks like. It only makes sense to partner with them to better serve you. We want to give you more resources, more articles, more answers to your questions and certainly more ways to find what you need.
So what will change?
This site will change. It will get better. We’ll have a lot more to offer you in terms of content on this website. It also means a facelift. We’re going to re-do the site so that it reflects this new chapter for loveisrespect.
What will stay the same?
Our services will not change. The chat will stay the same, and the phone lines are still here just like they always were. We have plans with Break the Cycle to improve our chat features, and we’ll tell you about those expanded services when the time comes.
How will we do this?
We are putting together two advisory boards. Our adult advisory board will be made up of professionals and partners from around the country who represent youth services organizations, pregnancy prevention, researchers, culturally specific services and other community leaders.
Our youth advisory board will allow teens and young adults to have a voice in this exciting new partnership. We will ask selected teens and young adults, ages 13-24, from across the country to join us in our efforts and give feedback on our site design and content.
We look forward to this new beginning for our website and hope that you will share in our excitement.