Dating abuse posters
Does your partner put you down, but then tell you he/she loves you?
Have you been held down, shoved, pushed, hit, kicked, or had things thrown at you by your partner?
What Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, later into teen relationships and, ultimately, they can end up the victims and perpetrators of adult intimate partner violence.
How Do I Participate in Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?
Plan and rehearse what you would do if your partner confronted you or become abusive: HAVE A SAFETY PLAN!
Avoid being alone at school, at work, and on your way to and from places.
Vary the routes and times you travel to and from home school or work.
During Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM), we aim to break the cycle of violence by providing support and services to victims, their families and their communities. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program at the Administration for Children and Families is working to bring visibility to the work of advocates, the strength of victims, and the Federal initiatives addressing this pervasive issue by hosting social media events and webinars throughout the month of February.
The following activities represent just a few of the exciting ways that everyone can – and hopefully will – engage in this work: Blog! Click here to access their calendar of events (PDF, 2 pages). Everyone can make a difference by reaching out to young people in simple ways.
Are you afraid to break up with you partner because you fear for you personal safety? Are you constantly apologizing for your partner’s behavior?