Activities aimed at raising awareness to be rolled out as the leading national youth empowerment and support resource celebrates its 10th anniversary!
AUSTIN, Texas— Loveisrespect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) launched a series of activities and resources in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month). This year’s theme, Love is … Respect, will celebrate loveisrespect’s 10th anniversary, while raising awareness about healthy relationships and dating abuse throughout February.
The public can get involved through a blog series, Twitter chats, a webinar, Facebook Live events, and Respect Week – which includes Wear #Orange4Love Day. Taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Wear #Orange4Love Day is a national day of awareness where everyone is encouraged to wear orange in honor of Teen DV Month.
Teen DV Month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Dating abuse affects around 1.5 million teens annually.
For ten years, loveisrespect has provided immediate support and resources to young people impacted by dating abuse or unhealthy relationships, along with information and support to their family and friends. To learn more visit www.loveisrespect.org/resources/teendvmonth/ or follow us on social media and share your thoughts using #teenDVmonth and #loveisrespect.
Loveisrespect is the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline where highly-trained peer advocates offer free phone, text and chat services to young people 24/7/365. Teens and young adults can find help and information about dating abuse and healthy versus unhealthy relationships through this national resource by texting “loveis” to 22522, calling 1-866-331-9474 or visiting www.loveisrespect.org.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations and foundations and federal grants. It is funded in part by Grant Number 90EV0426 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Administration for Children and Families. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of HHS.