Kissing and hugging are natural ways of showing love and affection between friends and family.
Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Studies show that teens are more likely to go to their friends for help or support. Download the 2017 Respect Week Guide from this page for ideas and activities! You can wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, shoes or anything else you can think of!The abuse continued in her relationship until one day, she decided to break free. She recalls disciplining her three-year-old son, and in her scolding he told her his ‘’ (pointing to the room in which she was frequently abused) and beat her when he got home. Tanisha knew at that moment if she didn’t leave her partner the abuse cycle would repeat. Dating violence is more common than many people think. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts! This webinar, aimed at adult allies (educators, parents, youth organizations), will provide information and strategies for teaching young people about healthy relationships and how to support one another. Wear Orange Day is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of Teen DV Month. Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #Respect Week2017.In February 2017, loveisrespect will be celebrating its 10th anniversary! Our theme for Teen DV Month 2017 is Follow loveisrespect on social media for information and updates to share with your friends and family. What better way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than helping all of your friends learn about healthy relationships? With Valentine’s Day behind us, we’d like to remind you that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.