February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)

Each year, the entire month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about Teen Dating Violence (TDV). This month, which is honored nation-wide, is essentially a call to action to shatter the silence and engage in difficult conversations. While this is a month-long awareness campaign, the second week of the month is TDVAM’s Respect Week. The big day is, Tuesday, February 9, which is known as “Go Orange Day” as orange is the awareness color for TDV! NAM and our Family Violence Center extend an invitation to the community to join us this month in raising awareness about TDV. You can show your support on social media by sharing information about TDV and posting a photo of yourself wearing orange on February 9. Be sure to tag NAM and use the hashtags #NAMGoesOrange, #YouAreNotAloneDV, #tdvam, #teendatingviolence.

Read more about TDV and how schools, parents, and caregivers can talk to teens about healthy and unhealthy relationships in NAM's TDVAM Toolkit (click here or on the image below to download).


Next week, to honor Respect Week, NAM will share short videos, created by our Family Violence Center, for each day of the week covering various topics to get teens inspired by the movement. The videos are short and to the point, but can have lasting impacts. Our hope is that you will visit this website February 8 - 12 to watch the videos and share them each day during Respect Week.

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].

Thank you for your continuous support. We really cannot bring about change without you!

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).