Teenagers

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!

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Infographic on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Start by checking out our infographic with engaging facts, figures, and recommendations regarding teen dating violence and what you can do.

Newsletter/Bulletin Inserts

Use our short or long PSA statements to put in your congregation’s newsletter about TDVAM. Feel free to adapt them to your congregation’s needs.

Recieving a Letter

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

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.

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.

February 2

It's Time to Talk - Start the conversation about dating violence and sexual assault with your teen, youth group, co-workers, and friends. 

February 8-12

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.

February 9

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!