February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This February, why not take the opportunity to do your part to raise awareness in your school or community? Below are links to some pages that provide information and ideas for what you can do. Be creative! You can make a difference!
- Proclamation (printer-friendly/pdf) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has officially proclaimed February 2013 to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in New York State! Ask your local officials to proclaim the month in your city or town.
- Web banner – Download the Respect Love, Love Respect web banner (shown below) announcing Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Put it on your Facebook page (or make it your profile picture), attach it to your e-mail signature, or send it to your friends and family. Ask your school to post it on their website and include it in their newsletter.
- “This Isn’t Love” Teen Dating Violence Campaign – This campaign is designed to encourage teens to recognize abusive behavior and to learn more about it. Schools, businesses and community organizations can help by downloading, printing and displaying the poster shown below.
- Awareness Activities for Schools and Communities – There are many ways in which schools or youth programs can raise awareness of teen dating violence. See a listing of suggestions or come up with your own!
- How Big is the Problem of Teen Dating Violence?—Learn more about the problem of teen dating violence. Read statistics in the Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet (printer-friendly/pdf).