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What are you doing to address dating abuse during Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?

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Let us know about your local actions by completing our brief survey! We will include them in our TDVAPM 2012 California Calendar! (Check out our TDVAPM 2011 California Calendar.)

Here is a sample of TDVAPM 2012 California actions: 

City Councils, Boards of Supervisors and School Districts across the state are recognizing TDVAPM 2012 through proclamations.

  • February 3, 6-7 PM: Laura’s House will hold a candle light vigil at their retail store in Lake Forest to remember victims of teen dating violence. Among those being remembered is Jacque Villagomez, a graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, who was murdered by her abusive partner in 2008.
  • February 8, 4:30 PM-9:30 PM: Central California Family Crisis Center will organize an awareness rally at Monache High School in Porterville, with an information booth and involvement of basketball players and cheerleaders. 
  • February 8th: The Woodcraft Rangers Youth Advisory Board and the Leadership Class at South East High School will be organizing an Assembly at South East High School in South Gate, including performances and testimonials by peer educators about teen dating violence. 3,000 people will be asked to take a pledge to live a violence free life. 
  • February 10: Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres will bring the “That’s Not Cool” campaign to Watsonville High School in Watsonville. A “Chalk it Out” event will cover the campus with awareness and prevention messages and a skit will be performed during the “King of Hearts” rally. 
  • February 15: A Safe Place will organize a town hall meeting on “Teen Dating Violence Intervention and Prevention” for youth and adults at Oakland City Hall in Oakland.
  • February 16-17, 2012: Peace Over Violence will hold its Fourth Annual Violence Free Teens Conference: Cultivating Connections: Empowering Youth and Adult Allies to End Relationship Violence at the Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles. The Partnership is co-sponsoring this conference and presenting a workshop, ”Raise Your Voice and Use Your Power! Advocacy for Healthy Teen Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention.”
  • February 17, 2011, 7-9 PM: Girls, Inc. of Alameda County will organize “G-Day,” for girls to share their voice and stories with the community. 
  • February 25, 2012 12:00 PM: The Family Violence Law Center and Destiny Arts Center will organize a Relationship Remix Flash Mob in a high traffic location (to be announced) in San Francisco.
  • All month: Youth in Mariposa County are working with Mountain Crisis Servicesto survey youth and adults on dating abuse and will present their findings to the County School Board.