Wear Orange for Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Wear orange or download our orange virtual background to use on February 8th to raise awareness about teen dating violence and the resources available to youth! Add the image to Zoom or Teams, and use the following talking points to tell your colleagues, friends, and family about it:

  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This year’s theme is Talk About It!
  • 1 in 3 teens experience dating abuse, but 2/3 of those don’t tell anyone.
  • In Arlington, Doorways is available to support teens who experience abuse, as well as parents, caregivers, educators, and coaches. Visit www.doorwaysva.org to learn more, or call their 24-hotline if you need support: 703-237-0881.
  • Doorways also has a prevention program that helps young people learn how to have safe and respectful relationships! Visit www.doorwaysva.org/prevention to learn more, view the educational programming catalog, and request a workshop for your youth group today!
  • Loveisrespect.com is a great national resource including a national hotline and an online chat option.

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