Each February, young adults and their loved ones nationwide raise awareness about teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long effort focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.
Dating violence is more common than you may think, especially among teens and young adults: 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before becoming adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.
Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy relationship. Dating abuse can happen to anyone.
Our young relatives deserve relationships that are free from violence and abuse. Together, we can raise awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts.
Wear Orange Day
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Wear Orange Day is an annual effort every TDVAM to raise awareness about dating violence. By sharing pictures on socials, it is helping spread the message that everyone deserves a healthy relationship! Join CSVANW by sharing your pictures on social media, you’re helping to spread the message that everyone, especially our Native youth, deserve a healthy relationship!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), a month-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness about teen dating abuse and educating youth on healthy relationships to break the cycle of violence in our communities. At CSVANW, we strongly believe that our Native youth carry the hopes, visions, prayers, songs of their ancestors, and most importantly, the resilience of their families and their communities. We honor our Native youth, as the future leaders of our communities and as vital contributors to mobilizing strength-based solutions to the challenges our communities face today. We empower Native youth and their caregivers to break the cycles of violence and offer the opportunity to lead this work alongside us.
Social Media Graphics & Promotion
Thank you relatives for amplifying and sharing information about teen dating violence through social media platforms. We believe social media creates social change. It helps us communicate more messages to more folks quickly. It provides a space for all relatives to be a voice and join crucial conversations. It amplifies many important voices, movements, awareness and preventions. And it gives us the power to call-in injustices and accountability!
Hashtags to use:
We believe graphics and infographics are crucial in grabbing community’s attention, can empower folks to act, and can allow folks to amplify voices and show support. Please help yourself to the graphics below to help amplify TDVAM on your social media platforms.
#TDVAM2024 | #SafetyIsLove | #HealthyNativeYouth | #TDVAM