February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM or teenDVmonth). Use this kit to raise awareness by wearing orange. If you are part of a faith community, consider selecting a Saturday/Sunday during April to wear orange as well.
Questions? Contact Linley Beckbridge at 703-504-9283 or LBeckbridge@DoorwaysVA.org.
Wear Orange Day
Wear Orange Day is a great way to create awareness about dating abuse. This is your chance to get creative and spread messages about healthy relationships vs unhealthy relationships during the month of love and Teen DVAM!
Pick an accessory to promote Wear Orange Day. Items can include orange shirts, nail polish, hats, face paint, ribbons, sunglasses, shoes, etc.
On Orange Day, get as many people as you can to wear something orange to promote unity in ending dating abuse.
Post your pictures of you and your friends on social media wearing orange and tag them with #orange4love and #RespectWeek.
6 Ways to Promote Orange Day
- Tell everyone! Spread the word to people at school, work, in the community, at your place of worship and on social media.
- Host a challenge and invite your school’s teams and different classes to get involved (e.g., freshman versus seniors).
- Hang posters, banners or flyers in common areas, bathrooms or on bulletin boards. Just make sure to get permission from school officials or other authorities to post flyers, make announcements or spread the word about dating abuse!
- Use paper and crafts to create your own message with Wear Orange Day messaging and hand them out to friends and family.
- Work with your school to provide incentives for students to wear orange, like random prizes given out in the halls to people wearing orange.
- Hand out orange flowers, candy, or gifts to your friends and family to spread awareness for Teen DVAM. #orange4love