Awareness dating national prevention teen violence week
They also provide some content and inspiration for any education and awareness activities you have coming up!OVW joins the nation in recognizing February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – the issue affects not just youth but their families, schools and communities as well.Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) brings national focus to the issue of teen dating violence, highlights the need to educate our youth about healthy relationships, raises awareness among those who care for them and provides communities with a critical opportunity to work together to prevent this devastating cycle of abuse.While teen dating violence can happen to anyone, the majority of the violence affects young women.Women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost the national average.
Teen dating violence has negative effects on the mental and physical health of youth, as well as on their school performance.February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (Teen DV Month), a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it, and YOU have the power to help!Talk to teachers at your local high school, bring up dating violence at the next school board meeting, and have a conversation with the teens in your life about healthy relationships.Check out the loveisrespect website for more information and to download the NYAB’s Respect Week 2014 Guide. Want to know how to help a young person experiencing abuse? Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated with important resources and information for loved ones who may be experiencing dating violence.Don’t forget check back with our blog throughout February for more on Teen DVMonth!