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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2016 Calendar

Published: January 26, 2016

February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is proud to support the many events hosted by our grantees and partners this year by presenting public awareness campaigns, webinars, social media events, and radio shows that highlight healthy relationships. Learn more about ongoing national events throughout the month

DATE EVENT NAME INFORMATION

Tuesday
February 2
3:00-4:00pm EST

Supporting LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Dating Violence

This interactive webinar examines the strengths and challenges of the domestic violence movement’s response to serving young people experiencing violence by focusing on understanding and addressing barriers to working with youth under the age of 18 and the needs and experiences of LGBTQ youth. It will also explore how domestic and sexual violence movements can meet the unique needs of young people experiencing dating and domestic violence.

In addition, the session will highlight lessons learned and recommendations from Queer Collaborations (Q-Lab), an OVW-funded project that provides full spectrum support, innovative prevention work, and intervention strategies for LGBTQ youth survivors of violence, while addressing the underlying conditions that create health and safety disparities for youth experiencing violence. Presented by Shannon Perez-Darby, the Northwest Network.

Register here.
 

Wednesday
February 3

3:00-3:30pm EST

BlogTalkRadio (BTR)

Hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), this BTR session will focus on the influence of pop culture and hip hop concerning youth dating relationships.

Listen to BTR’s session.

 

Wednesday
February 3

3:30-4:00pm EST

BlogTalkRadio Session
Teen Dating Violence Awareness:
A Conversation with Latin@ Parents

Even parents who work in the domestic violence field do not have all the answers when it comes to talking to their children about healthy relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Nallely Castro Montoya, youth initiatives specialist and Lois Gutierrez, youth family advocate, will speak with Rosario de la Torre, community advocacy and partnerships manager and Ivette Izea Martinez, community engagement manager, about successes and challenges they've faced when talking to their children about these important topics.

Listen live.

Thursday
February 4
3:00-4:00pm EST

Love = Setting Boundaries

During this Twitter town hall, loveisrespect will facilitate a discussion with young people, youth-focused organizations, and adult allies on how to start the conversation about boundaries in a relationship.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #teenDVchat

Monday
February 8 

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Friday
February 12

Respect Week

Respect Week is hosted by the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board and offers a guide with activities that young people can do to raise awareness in their communities. The guide promotes Wear Orange Day on Tuesday, February 9, and includes a Respect Week announcement.

Learn more about Respect Week.

Tuesday
February 9
3:00-4:30pm EST

LGBTQ Youth Healthy Relationships

This webinar will address innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Participants will learn about Love+, a domestic and sexual violence prevention project that works with young people to build violence prevention messages. They will also explore what peer educators can do to support LGBTQ youth and envision a world where all people can have access to loving, equitable relationships and communities. Presented by Shannon Perez-Darby and Fatima Arian of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse, this webinar is co-sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with FYSB's Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Register here.

Friday
February 12
1:00-2:30pm EST

Know Me, Don’t Judge Me! Misinterpretations Between Latin@ Parents and their Children

This webinar focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the misinterpretations between Latin@ parents and their child(ren) when addressing issues regarding healthy relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Objectives include: 1) Identifying gender roles that could interfere with your expectations, 2) Navigating media while keeping your values intact and 3) Defining supportive strategies to deepen conversations with young Latin@s.

Register here.

Tuesday
February 16

3:00-4:30pm EST

For Your Own Good? Rethinking Mandatory Reporting Practices

For many youth, the first thing they are told when they reach out to a service provider is: "If you tell me about violence, I will have to make a mandatory report to Child Protective Services (CPS) or the police." This statement can silence, confuse, or intimidate young people experiencing harm or abuse. Such responses can unintentionally communicate, "There is no one you can talk to about your experiences…you’re alone."

This webinar will help anti-violence advocates separate fact from fiction when it comes to mandated reporting. It will offer practical tips for limiting the negative impacts of mandatory reports, share youth-centered practices when a report is needed, as well as lay out a rationale for a reform of current mandatory reporting practices. Presented by Shannon Perez-Darby and Connie Burk, the Northwest Network

Register here.

 

Thursday
February 18

7:00-8:00pm EST

A Deeper Look at Boundaries

During this chat, loveisrespect will continue the conversation about boundaries by diving deeper into what happens when boundaries are violated and how to have difficult conversations with a partner. The #teenDVchat will be open to young people, youth-focused organizations, and adult allies.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #teenDVchat

Thursday
February 18
4:00 pm EST

BlogTalkRadio (BTR)
Exploring Youth Activism in Our Movement: Experiences and Lessons from Youth Leaders

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence will present BTR’s session featuring youth peer educators who discuss their work to end teen dating violence in their communities.

Listen here

Viernes
el 19 de febrero

1:00-2:30pm EST

¡Conóceme, no me juzgues! Malinterpretaciones entre padres
Latin@s y sus hij@s

Discutir de una conversacion profunda acerca de los posibles mal entendidos que pueden enfretar padres e hijos cuando abordan temas de relaciones saludables, violencia doméstica y sexualidad.  Objetivos: 

1) Identificar los roles de género que pueden interferir
con sus expectativas,
2) Navegar por los medios de comunicación mientras mantienen sus valores,
3) Definir estratégias comprensivas para profundizar las conversaciones con l@s jóvenes Latin@s

Inscríbense

Monday
February 22

3:00-4:30pm EST

Working with Latin@ Communities to
Prevent Teen Dating Violence: Strategies for Engagement and Creative Interventions

This session will provide an overview of the culturally specific issues faced by Latin@ youth victims of teen dating violence. Presenters will discuss signs of teen dating violence, cultural dynamics, risk factors, promising practices at the local level, and will provide an overview of the national efforts to engage Latin@ families.

Presenters include: Pierre Berastaín, National Latino Network, Alejandro Palacios, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Maritza Rocha, Proyecto Juventud, Mujeres Latinas en Acción Chicago, Gerald Guevarra, Proyecto Juventud, Mujeres Latinas en Acción  Chicago and Jessica Nunan, LMSW, executive director of
Caminar Latino

Register here

Wednesday
February 24

2:00-3:30pm EST

 

Teen Dating Violence: From the Perspective
of Young African American Males

This segment will feature a heart-to-heart dialogue with two young African American males who candidly discuss:

  • Why it’s important to engage young men in the efforts to end dating violence

  • What constitutes a healthy relationship

  • Unlearning the stereotypical traits that have been taught in the African American community

  • What young African American men can do to end dating violence through bystander intervention

  • Effective ways of dealing with disagreements and jealousy in a relationship

Presenters Include: Dr. Patricia A. Davenport, executive director of Our House, Ozell Pace, Jr., culturally specific healthy relationship advocate, Undra Richardson, sexual assault prevention advocate and Felecia Thomas, healthy relationship director

Register here.

Thursday
February 25
3:00-4:00pm EST

The New Normal: Understanding the Dating Culture and Dating Abuse in Today’s Society

Loveisrespect will discuss current trends and social and cultural norms from a young person’s perspective. This webinar will address what young people experience and the challenges they may face. A toolkit will be provided for the participating programs including information on how to start a conversation, how to mobilize teens and young adults, and tips on addressing dating abuse.

Register here.  

Monday
February 29

7:00-8:00pm EST

#YouthLeaders Twitter Chat: Empowered Youth on the Margins – Activism in Action

This chat will highlight youth-led social justice efforts at the intersections of oppression (racism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, etc.) and violence. Youth leaders from community-based social justice initiatives, including Bloomington PRIDE’s Prism Youth Community (@PrismBtown), will join together to share their experiences and perspectives.

Facilitated by @NationalDVAM, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in partnership with @FYSBgov, @TheNWNetwork, @NIWRC, @CasadeEsperanza, @GLAD, @SAVE, and other national partners.

RSVP here.

To participate: Use the hashtag #YouthLeaders and follow @NationalDVAM

Ongoing All Month

Love is Setting Boundaries

Throughout the month, loveisrespect will raise awareness about teen dating violence and provide tools and education around building healthy relationships with a focus on 2016’s theme: “Love is Setting Boundaries.” A series of blogs will be posted that range in topic from defining boundaries, understanding their importance, and respecting a partner’s boundaries. Loveisrespect will also invite the public to join in on the conversation through social media using the hashtags #teenDVmonth and #RespectWeek2016.

Love is Setting Boundaries

Ongoing All Month

Awareness Highlights: Empowered Youth on the Margins

This blog post on NRCDV’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month website will focus on the experiences and needs of marginalized youth and provide resources to support their empowerment during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and beyond.

Blog post.

 

Ongoing All Month

The Runaway & Homeless Youth Relationship Violence Toolkit

Recently updated in November 2015, this toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual assault (DV/SA) fields to help programs better address relationship violence with runaway and homeless youth. The toolkit, a collaborative project funded by FYSB, offers information, resources, tips, and tools drawn from both the RHY and DV/SA systems.

DV/SA advocates will find resources designed to enhance their understanding of homeless youth and the network of programs that exist to assist them. RHY providers will find useful information on intimate partner violence and supportive programing for youth.

Get Toolkit.

 

 

Ongoing All Month

Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help youth service providers who want to incorporate adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) prevention into their existing adolescent pregnancy prevention programming. Whether providers are newly funded or have been implementing project activities for years, this toolkit provides practical tools that can be adapted to fit various approaches and diverse participants.

 

Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention Toolkit.

 

 

Ongoing All Month

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges Blog Series

The National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges will produce a series of weekly blogs addressing a number of issues related to teens experiencing abuse. Topics will cover everything from teen dating abuse and social media to what judges need to know about teen dating violence and how to assist survivors through community collaborations.

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges Blog Series

 

Ongoing All Month

Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence

Updated for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2016, NRCDV will present a special collection emphasizing collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence. Drawing on the work of many organizations, this collection provides general information about teen dating violence, as well as resources for different populations, including; 1) young people, 2) parents and caregivers, 3) men and boys, 4) teachers and school-based professionals, 5) health care professionals, 6) pregnancy prevention programs, and 7) domestic violence and sexual violence service providers.

Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence.

 

TeenDVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for all national activities and promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February, as well as the home of Break the Cycle and loveisrespect's annual public awareness campaign. This website offers resources for youth, adults, and communities that want to plan awareness-raising activities in February.

Join the movement and learn more.

Last Reviewed: January 28, 2016
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