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.
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