Break the Cycle and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are hosting Respect Week starting today (Monday, 2/10) and going until Valentine’s Day (2/14). The project, titled loveisrespect, connects DV advocates with teens to answer questions about relationships. Respect is often a main topic of conversation, so much so, they devoted an entire week to getting the word out that love = respect.
In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (teenDVmonth) here are a few things that you can do to participate in Respect Week (check out NDVH blog for more tips to get involved).
- Download the Respect Week 2014 Guide, created by loveisrespect’s National Youth Advisory Board, for a comprehensive look at information, ideas, and activities for the week
- Register for the National Respect Announcement & tweet about it to #NationalRespectAnnouncement, #RespectWeek2014
- Wear orange and be part of the nationwide orange-out on Tuesday, February 11 to help spread awareness of dating violence. Invite your friends to the Facebook event, post a picture and update your social media using the hashtags #teenDVmonth and #RespectWeek2014
- Host an event where you can educate your family and friends about how dating abuse affects one in three teens
- Learn more at Loveisrespect.org or Break the cycle and help everyone learn how to build relationships free from abuse.