Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month 2019
➱Youth Voices: Get Involved Today!
Youth are the experts in their own lives. We encourage adults to learn from their wisdom and lived experiences, supporting their pursuit of social justice in their communities. In the months leading up to February, we’re asking young people to share their peer organizing strategies to prevent dating violence and advocate for healthy relationships. In the spirit of strategic followership, we’ll amplify their voices throughout the month! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Partnership will be working with our Member Programs and allied organizations to collect youth input. If you’re a young person who would like to be connected with a local organization to begin promoting healthy relationships, send us an email at email@example.com.
Continued from quote above: “I addressed abusive teen relationships to make the topic more approachable and demonstrated the seven aspects of a healthy relationship. Although nothing changed dramatically right away, the school wellness center soon implemented healthy relationships into their program. More friends opened up to me after the talk, and some even asked me about our Youth Advisory Committee.” Clara is a Member of the Youth Advisory Committee with House of Ruth in Claremont, California.
➱Orange Day: Two Ways to Show Solidarity with Youth & Promote Healthy Relationships
- Let’s hear youth voices! If your organization works with youth, let them take the lead on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and in-person events.
- Take a picture in your orange gear and post on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Use #Orange4Love & PreventionAcrossCA
➱For Organizations Working to End Sexual and Domestic Violence: Growing Deeper Roots in Your Community
Social justice organizations can follow the lead of youth during Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (this February!) and year-round. In this video, PreventConnect’s Tori Vandelinde & Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez share inspiration from across the country, discussing how youth have used their creativity, passion, and expertise to prevent sexual and dating violence. For the full list of resources, check out PreventConnect’s related blog post.
We’re looking for more video submissions from youth and adult advocates! If you can speak about youth-led strategies to address teen dating violence, and/or ways your community has built deeper relationships across athletics programs, LGBTQ+ organizations, organizations focusing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), social justice organizations such as Black Lives Matter, or spiritual centers/faith leaders, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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