Liz Clairborne recently hosted the 7th annual “It’s Time to Talk Day,” encouraging people to openly talk about dating abuse. In an event hosted in New York, advocates, media, experts (including part of the loveisrespect team), and legislators from across the country talked about what could be done to better prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships.
The awareness day and event remind us that too often we’re silent about this issue, one that affects 1 out of 4 teens. Even though today is no longer the official “It’s Time to Talk Day,” we urge you to speak out to your friends and family about healthy dating.
Liz Claiborne plans to expand their existing “Love Is Not Abuse” dating abuse education program to colleges nationwide and bring focus to the program’s materials that have already been launched at over 10,000 schools. If the materials are not being taught at your school, encourage your school principals to add them.
Watch a video about Time to Talk Day below. Keep an eye out for the interview with loveisrespect team member Melissa.