Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is Dating Violence Awareness Month!
The month is a national effort to raise consciousness about abuse in dating relationships and to support healthy relationships. As faithful people, we can help end dating violence by talking about respectful, safe, and healthy relationships with the children, youth, and young adults in our community.
Although dating violence is not the focus of our work at Safe Havens, we know that it is a critically important area for faith leaders and faith communities to be engaged. So, we have gathered some resources that will help you learn more, connect with others, and take action. Together, we can make a difference!
Faith-Based Resource on Dating Violence
Safe Havens has created a resource about dating violence and faith to help those who might be suffering abuse, as well as those who want to help a friend who might be being abused.
Other Resources on Dating Violence
Loveisrespect is a youth-led project with resources to engage, educate, and empower teens and young adults to learn about intervention and prevention of abusive relationships.
The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships provides technical assistance for the prevention of adolescent relationship abuse, stalking, and sexual assault for Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Rural grantees.