Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is Dating Violence Awareness Month!
The month is a national effort to raise consciousness about abuse in teen relationships and support healthy relationships. As faithful people, we can help end dating violence by talking about respectful, safe, and healthy relationships with the children in our community from a young age.
Although teen 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!
Other Faith-Based Resources on Teen Dating Violence
Safe Havens has created a page 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.
FaithTrust Institute has compiled a series of recorded webinar trainings on healthy teen relationships.
Youth-led Secular Resources on Teen Dating Violence
Get social in February!
Throughout the month, use the hashtag #FaithRespectsOrange to tweet @SafeHavens1 and show that faith communities stand up against teen dating violence.
It's Time to Talk - Start the conversation about dating violence and sexual assault with your teen, youth group, co-workers, and friends.
Use the hashtag #Respectweek2021 to post information about teen dating violence and how you are promoting healthy relationships. Check out the Respect Week Guide with tons of ideas about how to spread awareness and take action throughout the week.
Wear orange to honor Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Encourage your faith community to wear orange too and share your photos with the hashtags #FaithRespectsOrange #Orange4Love
February 14 & 29
#ChalkAboutLove - Chalk up the sidewalk with what love means to you. Share your art using the hashtag!