This month is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. TDVAM is honored nationwide in order to raise awareness about teen dating violence because the reality is, it happens far too often to the people we love.
This particular day, February 9, 2021, is arguably the biggest, most important day of TDVAM because it is Go Orange Day, which is honored by communities like ours nationwide!
NAM is encouraging everyone to wear orange today! Find something that is orange and show your support for the movement to end teen dating violence. Wearing orange is a simple step we can take towards starting a conversation about healthy relationships in your friend circles, schools, and communities.
NAM is promoting TDVAM and Go Orange Day because we believe everyone deserves to feel safe and have a future free of violence.
We encourage you to join NAM and our Family Violence Center to get involved and raise awareness. Even take that support public. Post a photo of yourself wearing orange on your social media and please tag us and use the hashtags #NAMGoesOrange, #YouAreNotAloneDV, #tdvam, #teendatingviolence. You can also support TDVAM and Respect Week by sharing the video below.
Everyone has a part in Breaking the Silence and Stopping the violence, especially you!
If you would like more information about teen dating violence or our Prevention Education programs please contact our Violence Prevention Educator, Marina Montemayor at [email protected], or our Community Outreach Specialist, Cynthia Butler at [email protected].
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence or abuse, please call NAM's 24 hour Family Violence Center hotline number at 281-885-HOPE (4673).