Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program suggests the following resources to help you immediately begin to raise awareness of healthy relationships and teen dating abuse. Find out more information on TDVAM.
- Read the ACF Family Room Blog: Teen Dating Violence: 1 in 10 is Too Many. In this post there are current statistics on the prevalence of dating abuse among teens and 20-somethings, and several resources that will support your efforts to get involved and help prevent teen dating violence.
- Download the loveisrespect Respect Week Guide. loveisrespect created the 2018 Respect Week Guide, “Hands Unite: Do Your Part” to inspire high school, college students, and youth leaders around the country to actively and creatively promote messages about dating violence and healthy relationships. Respect Week, February 12-16, is a one-week celebration that says, Everyone has a hand in ending dating violence! Your hands are a tool for creation, and they play a role in ending dating abuse. Your hands are made for loving and helping—not hurting the ones you love.
- Join an event posted on FVPSA’s TDVAM Calendar. FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program proudly supports this year’s public awareness campaigns, webinars, social media events, blogs, radio shows, etc. coordinated by our grantees and partners to promote healthy adolescent relationships. For additional information on this month’s events, contact Christina Principe, Program Specialist in the FVPSA Program, at Christina.Principe@acf.hhs.gov.