Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, later into teen relationships and, ultimately, they can end up the victims and perpetrators of adult intimate partner violence.How Do I Participate in Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?These 11-17″ posters get the conversation on healthy relationships started.Perfect for a locker, dorm room, bulletin board or classroom, our posters gives positive examples of how to define love, features statistics on dating abuse and lists loveisrespect’s resources.Our relationship started as a dream, we were young and thought I was in love. Yes we were obsessed with each other, I knew that drove my parents crazy, I wanted to be with him 24/7, and he with me.Slowly little things were said that I initially thought came from a caring place, “wow you look like you have gained weight”, “you really think that guy was hitting on you?
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is in full swing and for many communities that means local proclamations, student assemblies, and youth-led campaigns to raise awareness of this important issue.
In 2005, the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
The following year, both houses of Congress declared the first full week in February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.
As a service provider I know how much time and effort goes into even the simplest of these activities.
But sharing the workload is just one reason to collaborate.