By Breckan Erdman Winters, NRCDV Program Specialist
February 2020 marks 10 years of working to prevent teen dating violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM). Because we know that Awareness + Action = Social Change, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project is excited to echo Break the Cycle’s call to turn outrage into action for social transformation this #TeenDVMonth. When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent dating violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible!
Take action this TDVAM:
- Join NRCDV at 2pm EST on 1/22 for our upcoming webinar, Beyond DVAM: Easy Ways to Actively Engage your Communities in DV Awareness after October, to learn how to engage your community in social change efforts all year long.
- Check out LoveIsRespect's new interactive action guides for tips on how to engage your community for TDVAM 2020
- Real Talk Day is February 7th. Organize or attend a Real Talk event in your community to create a space for young people to come together and discuss a variety of topics with unflinching honesty. View the event planning guide here.
- Engage your community in a fun and creative discussion about dating violence and building healthy relationships with a Chalk About Love campaign on February 24-28.
- #Orange4Love Day takes place each year on the second Tuesday in February. On February 11th, take a picture of yourself wearing orange and post it on social media to tell the world why you care about TDVAM. Be sure to tag your post #Orange4Love #teenDVmonth #TDVAM!
- Learn more about teen dating violence and how we can prevent it from our Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence special collection on VAWnet.
- Download and share our new #1Thing imagery to raise awareness for TDVAM 2020!
What #1Thing will you do to turn outrage into action for social change this #TeenDVMonth?