Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
Month in California
Please join the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and advocates throughout California in recognizing February 2013 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM) - an opportunity to engage youth and reach new audiences to raise awareness about dating abuse and support young people in learning to have safe and healthy relationships.
Proclamations, educational events, media outreach, and other efforts will help elevate community understanding of the issues and solutions. Actions can also help to strengthen relationships with policymakers, increase support for prevention initiatives, and plant seeds for future efforts.
Spread the Word! Sample Facebook Posts and Twitter Tweet
February is TDVAPM! What does it mean? It means coming together to support healthy teen relationships! Visit www.teendvmonth.org #tdvapm
"...we renew our commitment to breaking the silence about dating abuse and fostering a culture of respect..." http://1.usa.gov/w1FOQ8 #tdvapm
Ending dating abuse is an intergenerational effort. Support youth leaders @ #vftconf bit.ly/xwvZ7a, bit.ly/zXtApl
African American youth are overrepresented as victims of dating violence. Honor #BHM & #TDVAPM & support our black youth in Feb & beyond!
Teen dating violence is pervasive and harmful. Be an upstander who stands up, not a bystander who stands by. #tdvapm
We learn about relationships in adolescence. Adults must teach the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive ones. #tdvapm.
TDVAPM 2013 Local Activities
Brigid McCaw, MD, Medical Director for KPNC's Family Violence Prevention Program, toTweetChat on Teen Dating Violence on February 13, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m. Brigid will answer questions from teens and parents, and provide tips and suggestions for how to talk to friends and family about teen dating violence.
• February 13, Noon – 1 p.m. Pacific Time
• To log on: http://tweetchat.com/room/kphealthychat
• Expert: @brigidmccaw
• Hashtag #KPhealthychat
Suggested Local Activities
Dating violence prevention advocates are encouraged to partner with youth, parents, survivors, educators and community groups to take five actions for maximum impact:
1. Pass a School Board Proclamation
2. Pass a City Council/Board of Supervisor Proclamation
3. Engage and Educate Parent Groups
4. Write an Op-Ed and Conduct Other Media Outreach
5. Involve State Legislators
Wear Orange to Commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
See resources below to support your activities.
Visit www.teendvmonth.org for information and resources about National TDVAPM.
Resources to Support TDVAPM Activities
Minutes from the November 2011 Prevention Peer Network Call: Envisioning TDVAPM 2012!
TDV Fact Sheets and Other Materials
California TDV Prevention Campaigns/Resources
National TDV Prevention Campaigns/Resources
Resources to Support Local Policymaker and Media Engagement
Sample TDVAPM Proclamation - short
Sample TDVAPM Proclamation - long
How to Pass a Local TDVAPM Resolution
Tips to Strengthen Relationships with Legislators
TDVAPM Press Release Example
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
The National Resource Center for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Love is Respect
Break the Cycle
VAWnet: Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
LGBTQ Youth Hear My Voice Campaign
Learn about TDVAPM 2011 activities and accomplishments in California.
For more information about TDVAPM in California, contact Lisa Fujie Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-524-4765 x117.