February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence, promote healthy teen relationships and highlight programs that prevent dating violence.
Why Get Involved?
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. The good news is dating and domestic violence can be prevented. We need your help to spread awareness about dating abuse and to let everyone know that they deserve a safe and healthy relationship.
When February ends it doesn't mean you should stop talking about dating violence. It's an important issue all year long, so keep raising awareness and let your community know that everyone deserves a healthy relationship.
Tips For Raising Awareness
- Wear something orange.
- Post images of your events and activities on social media using the hashtags: #SafeDatingSCC and #TeenDVMonth.
- Host a Healthy Teen Relationships Workshop for a youth group or class.
- Host an information table using resources found throughout the website.
- View and share the Love is… videos.
- Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For more tips on raising awareness and activity ideas, visit Loveisrespect's Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month page.
If you are interested in hosting a Healthy Teen Relationships Workshop or need more information on how to get involved, contact the Violence Prevention Program at [email protected].
Sign up for the Santa Clara County Violence-Free Communities e-Newsletter to stay up-to-date.
To learn more about our program and other related efforts, please contact:
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
- What You Can Do
- Intimate Partner Violence Quick Facts Sheet
- Safe Chat Silicon Valley
- AACI Asian Women's Home
- Community Solutions
- MaitriNext Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
- YWCA Silicon Valley
- Veto Violence
- Futures Without Violence