By and For campaign

The CDC's 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among U.S. high school students who reported dating during the 12 months before the survey, about 1 in 12 experienced physical dating violence and about 1 in 12 experienced sexual dating violence. See Ujima's Teen Dating Violence in the Black Community fact sheet to learn more.

For Teen Dating Violence & Prevention Month (TDVAM), we are especially excited to highlight our messaging campaign launched in 2023, By & For: Stories of the Beauty, Power, & Wisdom Within. Living out our values through equitable compensation, intentional leadership, and liberative structures, NRCDV worked with Celeste Iroha, Crishelle Bailey, Deborah Austin, and Kaloni James, led by consultant Ana Sanz-Saumeth to guide the development of a digital communications campaign made for Black youth by Black youth. Engaging over thirty young people and Black leaders and creatives, this campaign centers Black youth experiences, focusing on storytelling and prevention in conjunction with #1Thing. Follow us on social media to read the stories!

By and For campaign

When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent youth relationship violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible.

#TDVAM graphics can be found as part of the #1Thing campaign page.

Check out the Awareness Blog for a complete list of events and activities related to TDVAM!