Dating violence resources
By promoting social norms that protect against violence (such as bystander programs and engaging men and boys) and supporting survivors, we can lessen the impact of sexual violence and prevent future victimization (Basile et al., 2016).
A healthy relationship requires open communication, safety, trust, and respect.
TDVAM is an opportunity to promote healthy relationships and consent, which are key to preventing sexual violence.Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. By encouraging your school, community-based organizations, tribal leaders, parents, and teens to join together to prevent teen dating violence– both at home and in our communities.Those of us in Native communities often hear jokes about “Indian lovin” as waking up with a hickey and a black eye—that’s not love, it’s dating violence.Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.Unhealthy, abusive or violent relationships can cause both short term and long term negative effects or consequences.