This year’s theme for Teen DV Awareness is “Your love is unique…with consent” it was chosen by teen activists from Let’s Be Real. A group of youth who are educating and supporting their peers in their relationship’s. It started with 22 youth in 2016 and now has over 500 members from 47 states and 6 international locations! It is a movement led by youth for youth and they are doing some amazing work including the choice of this year’s theme:
“The members of Let’s Be Real want the 2019 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month theme to remind each and every one of you that your love is unique and you deserve to have your boundaries respected. When we all come together to share our “uniqueness” we can truly learn to work together to create healthy relationships – no matter how young you are!”
During the month of February youth can join in the various activities planned through Break The Cycle and Let’s Be Real. WRC will host a Valentine’s Day Making and Movie night on February 14th for 12-18 yrs old. Details on our event calendar.
1 in 3 Teens will experience some form of abuse in a dating relationship. As the adults in their life we need to be in their network of people who are there to support them and to listen. As a parent you can participate in It’s Time to Talk on February 1st an awareness event to bridge the gap between generations and generate conversations about healthy relationships. You can find some suggested conversation starters on our previous blog here.
WRC will be using social media to highlight stories about youth experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, youth activist and the work they are doing, and healthy relationships. WRC’s Outreach Coordinator and Community Educator will be participating in resource fairs and presentations throughout the month. If you are looking for someone to speak with your group inquiries can be made on WRC’s Contact page.