Email [email protected] all the details for the contest here. Check out the official Respect Week Toolkit or join the Love Is Not Abuse Coalition!In any relationship, you have a right to: If you’re concerned that your rights or the rights of someone you care about are not being respected, call the WCA Hotline 208.343.7025 or contact the National Dating Abuse Helpline (call 1.866.331.9474 or text “loveis” to 22522).
Others mistakenly assume that the signs of teen dating violence mirror those of violence between adult partners.
Dispelling myths and assumptions about TDV is critical during this first step of your event.
Ending a relationship – even an unhealthy one – can be a frightening experience for many teenagers.
The fear of being alone, fears about how a breakup may impact a teen's social status, and the fear of retribution from an angry partner often prevent a teen from exercising the courage to end an unhealthy relationship.
The DVC of SCV presents our first annual Teen Public Service Announcement video contest in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
The contest asks participants to create a 60-second film to engage viewers, and educate or bring awareness to violence in teen relationships.
In fact, 1 in 3 teens experience physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by a dating partner.
Furthermore, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence nationwide, almost triple the national average.
Most importantly, your event should stimulate teenagers and prompt them to want to establish healthy relationships.
Below is a four-step platform to educate teens about dating violence along with some suggested activities to help ensure you keep your teenage audience engaged throughout each step.
Some suggestions for what the PSA should include are: gender roles, media literacy, teen dating violence, healthy friendships and relationships, boundaries, consent, anger, and how to help a friend.