NAM Family Violence Team visits State Capitol

NAM's Family Violence department spent the day at the Texas State Capitol as part of Family Violence Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 16, 2023. "We were able to have very successful meeting with some of our State leaders" said Hannah Theiss, Director, NAM Family Violence Center. NAM's team joined members of Texas Council of Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to inform State Legislators on the seriousness of Domestic Violence and to advocate for laws to better protect Domestic Violence survivors.


With 1 in 3 teens impacted by teen dating violence & abuse, and only 33% disclosing these experiences, NAM is working to empower teens to not only report the behavior, but to also learn how to recognize the early signs and red flags that could indicate future abusive behaviors. By educating teens early, it is a goal to prevent domestic violence and abuse before it ever happens with the Violence Education Prevention program that NAM’s Family Violence Center offers. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or TDVAM, is the month that NAM amplifies these efforts in alignment with awareness campaigns created by national organizations, such as Love Is Respect. 

Each February, young adults and their loved ones across the nation raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long effort focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

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