These wallet-sized cards connect holders to loveisrespect’s services and list the warning signs of abuse.They’re great for handing out to large groups and can be carried discreetly.
“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
Teaming up with youth and adult partners for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is also a great way to generate excitement, inspire creativity, and engage diverse audiences.
How did National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month come to be?
Download the “Dating Abuse Affects 1 in 3″ poster here, the “Love Should Be Fun & Exciting” poster here and the orange and pink LOVE posters here.
Please download, print and distribute the handouts below and help more people benefit from the information on loveisrespect!Download the parent, safety planning and define love (English and Spanish) palm cards.These foldable bookmarks connect young people to loveisrespect and the three ways to connect with our trained advocates — chat, text and phone.In 2005, the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.The following year, both houses of Congress declared the first full week in February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.A Guide For Friends and Family of Sexual Violence Survivors (PCAR) – A guide for family and friends of sexual assault survivors to understand what the survivor may be going through. Let’s Talk: Speaking Up to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse – A brochure about speaking up to prevent child sexual abuse.