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 Know Your Worth because every young person is deserving of a healthy, loving relationship.
  • 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.
  • Loveisrespect.com is a great national resource including a national hotline and an online chat option.