In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), national training and technical assistance providers funded through ACF’s Family and Youth Services Bureau, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) will host a number of public awareness and social media campaigns throughout the month of February. Collectively, the resource centers will be promoting the theme of “Know Your Worth” to highlight healthy relationships among young people. Grantees have developed social media campaigns and events, online toolkits and materials, webinars, and more that may be of interest.
These grants fund programs that promote proven and culturally appropriate methods for reducing adolescent pregnancy, delaying sexual activity among youths, and increasing condom use and other contraceptives among sexually active youth in native communities.
To prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents, FYSB supports state, Tribal and community efforts to promote comprehensive sex education, adulthood preparation programs and abstinence education.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.