Take Action

Thank you for commemorating teenDVmonth! There are so many ways that you can make a difference!

Wear Orange

Help spread awareness by participating in the nationwide orange-out this February. Invite your friends to the Facebook event, post a picture of you sporting the color and blast your social media using the hashtags #TDVAM and #RESPECTWEEK.

Read the National Respect Announcement

Be part of a one million strong movement this Valentine’s Day. Read the National Respect Announcement across your school’s intercom, to your class, youth group, whatever! You’ll be raising awareness of teen dating violence and the resources to end it. You can also spread the word by joining our Thunderclap and sending out the National Respect Announcement to all your social media networks.

Register for the Toolkit

Sign up for the toolkit and get access to resources that will help you, your school, youth group and more raise awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this February.

Get a Proclamation

Local governments across the nation are participating in teenDVmonth. Make sure yours isn’t left out by writing your governor, mayor or school board member. Don’t worry we have everything you need to get started!

Host an Event

You don’t need an elected official or reporter to make a difference. You can host an event, big or small, that educates your family, friends and classmates about dating abuse and building healthy relationships.

For Young People

Do you have questions about your relationship or about the relationship of someone you know? Get answers and learn how you can make an impact this February by joining our National Youth Advisory Board and participating in Respect Week.

For Educators

Find great resources like the Love is Not Abuse curriculum to help educate young people about healthy relationships and why they are critical to preventing dating abuse.

Attend a Webinar

Are you a teacher? A parent? A coach? A caring adult who works with, mentors or supports young people? This series of webinars will give you the foundation of knowledge that you need to understand dating abuse and begin a conversation about healthy relationships with the young people in your life.

For Faith-Based Professionals

As faith leaders often act as role models or mentors in the lives of young people, you can help educate young people about dating violence and healthy relationships.

Engage Your Local Media

In February, reporters turn their attention to dating abuse in greater numbers than any other time of year. Help make sure their interest turns into pieces that engage and educate your community.

It's Time to Talk Day

For almost a decade, It's Time To Talk Day has brought together parents, survivors, celebrities, nonprofit organizations, corporations and journalists to spread awareness about dating violence. Get involved on February 4, 2014 and take the pledge to speak with a young person in your life about healthy relationships.

 

Join the Movement

 

About the Month

Learn why February is important to stopping dating abuse nationwide.

What's Dating Abuse

One in three young people experience some form of dating abuse. Get the facts.

If you're experiencing abuse, contact:

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