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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen dating violence is unfortunately a widespread issue. 1 in 3 teens experience teen dating violence in the U.S., and about 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

We’re focusing on digital abuse especially this year, with our theme of “Behind The Screen” to highlight the increasing presence of technology and social media in our relationships and interactions, particularly for youth and particularly in this year where we continue to connect primarily on virtual platforms because of the pandemic. Throughout the month, we will be focusing our training and initiatives on raising awareness of digital abuse, using technology safely and to promote healthy behaviors, and ways to “unplug” to find balance in yourself and your relationships.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)
Virtual community Events


Virtual TDVAM Parent & Youth Training Series:
Teen Dating Violence 101
February 3, 2021
5:30pm – 7:00pm


Open to all parents and youth (11+) in the community, this series of presentations aims to increase awareness of teen dating violence and healthy relationship behaviors and spark proactive and responsible conversations between parents and their children so they can work together towards a safer future.

This training will provide youth and parents with an introduction to teen dating violence and healthy relationships, including red flags, types of abuse, ingredients for healthy relationships, resources, and more!

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Virtual TDVAM Parent & Youth Training Series:
Digital Abuse, Boundaries, & Safety
February 10, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Open to all parents and youth (11+) in the community, this series of presentations aims to increase awareness of teen dating violence and healthy relationship behaviors and spark proactive and responsible conversations between parents and their children so they can work together towards a safer future.

This training will highlight the impacts of digital abuse and the link between technology and abuse in relationships. We will also discuss media literacy tips, healthy digital boundaries, healthy dating during a pandemic, some warning signs for children and parents to look out for, and more!

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Virtual 2nd Annual Prevention Summit
February 12, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this free training for professionals in the community that work with youth! (CEU credits available for eligible licenses). The training will provide information on prevention philosophy and will offer breakout sessions on an array of issues affecting young people today. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the obstacles youth face and will learn about tools and techniques available to help them support youth through their work.

Check back soon for registration!


TDVAM Parent & Youth Training Series:
Teen Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community, featuring Equality Florida
February 17, 2021
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to all parents and youth (11+) in the community, this series of presentations aims to increase awareness of teen dating violence and healthy relationship behaviors and spark proactive and responsible conversations between parents and their children so they can work together towards a safer future.

This training will provide healthy relationship skills and teen dating violence prevention information centered on youth in the LGBTQ+ community and allies. We will also explore the unique obstacles LGBTQ+ youth face, and parents will receive information and tips on how to support LGBTQ+ youth.

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Women In Distress TDVAM Virtual Resource Fair
February 24, 2021
5:30 pm
Tune in on Women In Distress Facebook Live!

Women In Distress virtual Resource Fair focuses on local agencies that provide parenting and youth services in the community. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live and is open to all community members.


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