February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


Dating violence is more common than people think, especially among teens and young adults: one in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

This article published in the Jan. 27, 2022, print edition

Every February, young people and their loved ones join for a national effort to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long push focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.
The theme this year for TDVAM 2022 is Talk About It. Talk About It is a call to action to young people and those who support them to engage in meaningful conversations about healthy relationships and navigate what may be unhealthy or even abusive.
Feb 4: Instagram live: talk about warning signs
Feb. 7-11: Respect Week
Feb. 7: Social Media Poll: Abuse types youth can experience
Feb. 8: orange day
Feb. 16: who can abuse
Feb. 17: talk about gender stereotypes
Feb. 23: Webinar, We are all in this together
Feb. 26: Social Media Poll: Supporting someone experiencing abuse
Feb. 28: Instagram live: Don’t stop talking.
Anyone having problems with abuse or know someone who is, call Project Celebration, Inc. at 318-256-6242. DV hotline, 1-888-411-1333 24/7, 365 days a year. Someone will always answer.