Dating violence awareness month activities

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Most recently, the Council, along with other lead agencies in the state, provided guidance and assistance for HB 19, the Tina Croucher Act, which requires schools to adopt policies to prevent and address abusive relationships.

The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore - the issue affects not just youth but their families, schools and communities as well.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month) is right around the corner!

Throughout the month of February, teens and organizations across the country will be working together to raise awareness about teen dating violence.

We have also planned a number of social media events during February to foster conversations about healthy relationships, support youth leadership in ending dating violence, and provide educational materials for parents, educators, and community members.

Please visit our website access the Dating Violence Awareness Month calendar and for updates throughout the month.

At loveisrespect, we know it’s a serious issue; after all, we speak to thousands of teens and young adults every month about their relationship concerns and questions.

Now supported by dozens of national, state and local organizations, the call to end teen dating violence was formally recognized by Congress in 2006.The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC), housed at OCJS, serves as an information clearinghouse for public and private organizations as they provide assistance to victims and offers a variety of services such as providing victim advocacy/assistance, organizing workshops, giving presentations and conducting research on family violence and its impact on communities.The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Advisory Council, a part of the Center, is where Ohio’s top experts in domestic and family violence prevention come together to consider and recommend improvements in the state.Love is Respect reports that nearly 1.5 million high school students across the country experience physical abuse from a dating partner.Show your support by snapping a picture in your orange attire and share the photo on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtags #TDVAM and #RESPECTWEEK.

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