Respect Week 2017 is Here!

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Respect Week 2017 is Here!

Respect Week starts TODAY!

This special week is a great time to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about dating abuse in your school and community. There are plenty of ways to get involved – check out some ideas below!

Wear Orange Day

On Valentine’s Day we wear orange! Stand out from the traditional pinks and reds and wear orange on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to show your support of healthy relationships. RSVP to our Facebook event to let us know you’ll be participating, and share your pics on social media with the hashtag #orange4love!

Join the Twitter Chat

On Twitter? We want to hear from you! Join our Twitter chat on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Central (8 p.m. Eastern) as we talk about Respect + Sex, Baby! Follow @loveisrespect and be part of the convo with the hashtag #teendvchat.

Share the National Respect Announcement

Help distribute the National Respect Announcement on Feb. 17, 2017. Join our Thunderclap to spread the message to your social networks. Read it to your class or your youth group. Spread the word!

With Valentine’s Day behind us, we’d like to remind you that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them. If you or someone you know has a question about a relationship, healthy or unhealthy, visit thehotline.org or text “loveis” to 22522.

Download the Respect Week Guide

It’s not too late! There’s still time to plan some fun, awareness-raising activities for Respect Week. Head to our Teen DV Month page to download our guide for ideas and materials you can use!

Share Messages of Love and Respect

Social media can be a powerful thing. Use it for good! Share messages of love and respect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr. Be sure to use the hashtags #RespectWeek2017 and #loveisrespect!


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