February is...Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is Teen Dating Violence (DV) Awareness Month!
This topic is important to me. Not only is it a major topic in my first novel, Break From You, but all too often our teens are subject to dating violence...and they may not even know it. Sometimes teens don't know what a healthy relationship is and think the violence, manipulation, and control is normal.
But it isn't. And it's time to teach our teens and young adults otherwise.
Learn the facts.
Join the cause.
Save the date and mark your calendars for this year's :
Wear orange day- February 9th. You are encouraged to wear orange and support the cause.
Twitter Chat- February 4th 3pm EST
Twitter Chat- February 18th 7pm EST
And National Respect Announcement on February 12th.
This years theme is...
“Love = Setting Boundaries,” because boundaries are an important part of every healthy relationship.
Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.
Dating violence is more common than many people think. 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. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!
For more information please visit loveisrespect.org. This is an amazing site with wonderful information, lots of facts, and great support.