By and For campaign


The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) developed a unified message around #1Thing. Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities' collective “#1Things” can lead to real social transformation. For Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, we are especially excited to highlight our messaging campaign, By & For: Stories of the Beauty, Power, & Wisdom Within. Engaging over thirty young people and Black leaders and creatives, this campaign centers Black youth experiences, focusing on storytelling and prevention in conjunction with #1ThingTDVAM

Visit our TDVAM page to learn how you can take action!

Below you will find a comprehensive action guide for implementing this powerful message in your local community. The #1Thing Action Guide includes templates, recommendations, strategies, and tools for incorporating this message into your public awareness activities and campaigns during DVAM, and beyond. These tools and resources were developed to support your efforts to spread the word in your community.



#1Thing Key Messages


  • The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
  • Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.
  • We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
  • Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.
  • Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy.
  • #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.


Graphic: Awareness + Action = Social Change


#1Thing Action Guide

Download the full #1Thing Action guide and related resources. Related resources include:

  • #Thing Action Guide
  • #1Thing Community Pledge
  • #1Thing Sample Social Media Posts
  • #1Thing Printout
  • #1Thing press release template
  • Supporting Older Survivors of Abuse Action Guide Supplemental
  • #1Thing Sample Social Media Posts: Supporting Older Survivors


  • #UnaCosa Sample Social Media Posts (Spanish)
  • #UnaCosa Community Pledge (Spanish)
  • #UnaCosa Printout (Spanish)
  • #UnaCosa Crafting Your Message (Spanish)
  • #UnaCosa Training Group Activity (Spanish)


#1Thing Supplement: Ideas for Hosting DVAM 2020 Virtual Awareness Events
#1Thing Supplement: Ideas for Hosting DVAM 2020 Virtual Awareness Events



Universal Prayers 


Marketing materials

The following materials and graphics have been developed to assist in the visual messaging of #1Thing.


#1Thing Logos

1Thing full color logo

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Una cosa full color logo


1Dieu logo


Downloadable & Sharable Images

1thing image black woman support survivor text background


1thing image black woman running yellow background


TDVAM 1thing image boy, black background with white 1thing logo



#1Thing Videos

View a variety of videos created as part of the #1Thing messaging campaign.



Social Media Materials


#Una Cosa & #1Thing social media materials from Casa de Esperanza

#1Thing sample social media posts (English)

#UnaCosa sample social media posts (Spanish)

Supporting Older Survivors of Abuse Sample Social Media posts (English)

Social Media Cards

#1Thing White Supremacy


#1Thing vote


#1Thing open a door


#1Thing intersect


#1Thing peace


#Thing haloween


#1Thing green places


#1Thing Be the Saprk


#1Thing community policy


#1Thing summer solictice


#1Thing Stroy


#1Thing children


#1Thing Facebook frame

Facebook photo frame top: action + awareness = Social change, bottom reads my #1thing