Teen DV Month

Teen DV Month

Teen DV Month 2018

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

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. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

The theme for 2018 is: “Hands Unite: Do your Part.”

Loveisrespect wants to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up. Your hands are a tool for creation, and they play a role in ending dating abuse. Your hands are made for loving and helping—not hurting the ones you love.

We invite you to heal, love and share the power your hands have to create meaningful relationships, raise awareness and educate others. Remember, everyone has a hand in ending dating violence!

We hope you’ll join the conversation!

Follow Us

Follow loveisrespect on social media for information and updates to share with your friends and family. Share your thoughts and what you’ve learned about teen dating violence with everyone you know by posting on social media using the hashtags:

#HandsUnite #DoYourPart #RespectWeek2018 #loveisrespect #loveisrespectofficial #teenDVmonth #DoYourPart #TeenDVmonth #orange4love

Don’t forget to check out the 2018 Respect Week Guide for more hashtags!

Join Ask an Advocate–Live Edition via Instagram

Watch our advocates answer relationship questions in Ask an Advocate—Live Edition. If you have questions you’d like to submit for Teen DV Month 2018, send us your “ask” via Facebook, TwitterTumblr and Instagram using Teen DV Month in the title. If you need help or have more questions on how to submit your questions, feel free to stop by our Ask An Advocate page!

Ask an Advocate–Live Edition, Feb. 7, 2018

NEXT Ask an Advocate–Live Edition

Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. CT
WHERE: loveisrespectofficial

Participate in our Healthy Relationship Polls!

Questions will be up every Monday during the month of February. Look for the answers to the poll every Friday right here on our website. We look forward to hearing your reactions and responses!

WHEN: Feb.1-Feb 28
WHERE: Healthy Relationship Polls

Join Our Webinar: “Hands Unite to End Dating Violence: A Guide to Peer-To-Peer Advocacy”

Learn how to get involved and lend a hand to end dating violence! This webinar is aimed at adult allies and people in the field of dating and domestic violence, including educators, parents and youth organizations. Loveisrespect will provide information and strategies for teaching young people about healthy relationships and how to support one another.

WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. CT
WHERE: Go To Webinar

Participate in Respect Week!

Download the 2018
Respect Week Guide for more ideas!
WHEN: Feb. 12-16
WHERE: Everywhere!

Wear Orange Day

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13
WHERE: Everywhere!

Wear Orange Day is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of Teen DV Month. You can 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 Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #Orange4Love, #HandsUnite, and #RespectWeek2018.

Read and Share the National Respect Announcement

Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but we’d like to remind you that everyone has the right to a healthy and safe relationship free of abuse. Help distribute the National Respect Announcement! Use the following statement on social media or in your PA system at school to let everyone know about National Respect Week. Spread the word!

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 15 

We’d like to remind you that everyone has the right to a healthy and safe relationship free of abuse. And, everyone has a hand in ending dating violence. 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 loveisrespect.org or text “loveis” to 22522. We are here for you 24/7/365! Remember, hands unite when it comes to ending dating violence.”

Keep checking back with loveisrespect for more information and updates throughout the month of February!

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