Feb 022017
 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

In February 2017, loveisrespect will be celebrating its 10th anniversary! So, we thought we’d get back to basics. Our theme for Teen DV Month 2017 is Love is . . . Respect. We’ll be talking about what respect means and why it’s so important in a healthy relationship – online and off. We hope you’ll join the conversation!

Love is Respect TDVAM

Feb 172016
 

Love is Setting Boundaries: What Are My Boundaries?

For Teen DV Month, we’re talking about setting healthy boundaries in relationships. Today, we’re discussing ways to figure out your own boundaries.

When you think of a boundary, what comes to mind? You might think of something like a property line or the defining lines of a shape. Boundaries show where one thing ends and another begins. Boundaries in a relationship are kind of like this; they help each person figure out where one person ends and the other begins. In short, boundaries help you define what you are comfortable with and how you would like to be treated by others. They apply to any kind of relationship you have – whether with a friend, family member, partner or anyone else in your life.

http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/what-are-my-boundaries/

Feb 042016
 

Be a Part of Teen DV Month 2016!heart

We’re excited to kick off another Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month) with all of you! This is a time for people all over the country to come together and raise awareness about the important issue of teen dating violence. After all, one in three teens will experience some form of abuse in a dating relationship, and we think that’s one too many.

Since part of our mission is to empower young people to build healthy relationships, this year we wanted to focus on a theme to help you do just that. Our theme for February is “Love is Setting Boundaries,” because so many people come to us with questions about boundaries! Why are boundaries so important in a relationship? Agreeing on and respecting each other’s boundaries make each partner feel safe and heard, which is so important for keeping a relationship healthy. You have the right to set your boundaries and have them respected at all times. We’ll be discussing boundaries in more detail as the month goes on, so be sure to check back here for more information.

http://www.loveisrespect.org/

To kick things off, we have an exciting announcement to share with you… That’s Not cool has re-launched their website with a new & improved look: www.thatsnotcool.com

Check out some new features, including a Speak Up section (ask for advice), Ambassador Stories page (share yours!), Adult Allies program, & a page with more info about Teen DV Month.

Hope you love it as much as we do.

Not sure what you can do to help end relationship violence? Read some ideas here: http://bit.ly/1PUNcHZ