The 2022 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Theme is “Talk About It.”
Teen Dating Violence is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but also their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well. We wanted to raise awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships through resources via this blog post.
Preventing Teen Violence Fact Sheet from the CDC: TDV-factsheet_508.
- NSVRC: National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides research and tools to advocates working on the frontlines to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse with the understanding that ending sexual violence also means ending racism, sexism and all forms of oppression.
- Love is Respect.org: A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, they are a resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse.
- That’s Not Cool.com: Helps young people draw a “digital line” about what is and what is not okay in their relationships.
Learning about healthy relationships and consent starts young. Parents and caregivers can use the following resources to learn how to talk to their children and teens about healthy relationships and consent:
Safe Secure Kids: This website provides free resources to help parents and caregivers prevent sexual abuse and harassment by communicating with children about respect and consent.
Parent Discussion Guide on Youth Healthy Relationships: A discussion guide on how parents can talk to their teens about healthy relationships.
Parent Tip Sheet: How Do I Help My Child?: This provides tips for parents on how to help a child in an unhealthy relationship
Healthy Communications with Kids: This resource shares information for parents about how to incorporate consent in everyday interactions with children.
Domestic Violence Awareness Guide – information and resources
Resources for Teens in our Westchester Library System – these nonfiction and fiction books can be borrowed with a library card: