In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM) 2022, we are highlighting resources to support “Centering Connection” by building meaningful relationships with youth across multiple identities and lived experiences.
Our focus on connectedness lifts up the importance of meaningful and authentic relationships emphasized through love is respect’s theme for TDVAM 2022, Talk About It.
Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. In addition, a survey of 500 teen and young adults, 57% percent waited six months or more before seeking any help while 40% hadn’t talked to anyone about abusive behavior in their relationship.
This year, NRCDV’s #1Thing messaging campaign is focused on connectedness and authenticity in our relationships with youth leaders, activists and advocates. The TDVAM #1Thing message encourages individuals and communities to shift the narrative about the lived experiences of Black youth, honoring their wisdom and leadership. Throughout TDVAM, NRCDV will center Black voices, by lifting up and celebrating Black leadership, Black thought, Black power, and Black joy.
When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent youth relationship violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible.
#TDVAM2022 graphics can be found as part of the #1Thing campaign page.
To see what NRCDV is highlighting for #TDVAM2022, read our Awareness Highlights post Centering Connection for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2022.
Resources and events from loveisrespect:
TDVAM 2022 Respect Week is 2/7/2022 - 2/11/2022
Wear Orange Day is 2/8/2022