February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM) is a national effort every February to raise awareness and promote programs that help prevent abuse in teen and 20-something dating relationships. Organizations and caring individuals nationwide have come together to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships and engage them to prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.

TeenDVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for all national activities and promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, as well as the home of Break the Cycle and Loveisrespect’s annual public awareness campaign for TDVAM. The website offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to plan awareness-raising activities in February, such as our National Respect Announcement, which reaches one million youth, advocates and adult allies with a message about healthy relationships every year.

Our Health Educators will have posters that teens can sign at their tabling events this month to spread awareness about teen dating violence to teens in our area, and the posters will be displayed at local Teen Matters locations once they’ve been signed.

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