Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Dating violence is more common than people think, especially among teens and young adults: one in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

Every February, young people and their loved ones join together across the country for a national effort to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long push focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

We are so excited to announce the theme for TDVAM 2021 is Know Your Worth. Know Your Worth is all about learning about healthy relationships and self-empowerment! Every young person is deserving of a healthy, loving relationship.

Our annual action guides are coming (ETA: late January)! To request that the action guide is emailed to you when available, please email [email protected] with the subject line “TDVAM 2021 Action Guide”.

Key dates:

  • Respect Week: week of February 8th
  • Wear Orange Day: Tuesday, February 9th