Teen Dating Violence Awareness

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

love is setting boundaries

According to the Family and Youth Services Bureau:

 

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year
  • 1 in 3 teens has experienced some form of abuse by a dating partner
  • Runaway and homeless youth service providers estimate that 30-40 percent of youth they serve have experienced relationship abuse
  • Teens in unhealthy dating relationships may also experience coerced sex or birth control sabotage, increasing the risk of pregnancy

 

Wear Orange Day is February 9th — we encourage you to wear orange to show you support healthy teen relationships. Then post your photos online with the hashtag #orange4love

Respect Week is Feb. 8-12 #RespectWeek2016

#teenDVmonth is the official hashtag for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

For more information about Healthy Relationships go to the Love is Respect website.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s