For Young People

Need Help?

Do you have questions about your relationship? About a friend's relationship? Visit loveisrespect and you'll find interactive quizzes, information on all your relationships questions and ways to speak to a trained peer via chat, text or phone, 24/7.

Make a Difference

National Youth Advisory Board

Everyone can do something, but when it comes to the issue of teen dating violence young people have a tremendous voice. Standing up and speaking out is important, but creating activities that get others involved is a movement. The National Youth Advisory Board for loveisrespect works year round to plan and implement activities to raise awareness of dating violence in their communities and nationwide. They share the facts, provide tips on safely ending abusive relationships and create a culture of respect.

The National Youth Advisory Board is currently taking applications for new members! Learn about the board, what they do and how to get involved at loveisrespect.

Respect Week

Respect Week is a five-day period of action organized by the teens and 20-somethings on loveisrespect's National Youth Advisory Board. Join them online and offline in wearing orange, reading the National Announcement on Valentine's Day and hosting awareness-raising events all week! They've even created a toolkit to get you started.

Wear Orange

The National Youth Advisory Board is organizing an orange-out this February to raise awareness of dating violence. Wear your orange shirts, pants, necklaces, backpacks, shoes – the more, the better. Visit the Facebook event to sign up and have a place to post pictures of all that orange.

National Respect Announcement

Register to take part in the National Respect Announcement by signing up to read it across your school's intercom, annuoncing it before a class or group session, or by posting it around campus. You'll be joining the one-million strong voice that ensures every teen and young adult knows where to go if they're in an unhealthy relationship. Anyone can make their voice heard by standing up for respect.

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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