The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.



Coordinate a school event

  • Promote awareness of teen abuse by hanging posters around your school. Sample posters are provided below but feel free to be creative and make your own. You could utilize dating violence statistics, relationship warning signs, as well as healthy relationship habits.
  • Set up an information table at your school that presents literature on dating violence and/or give-ways such as bookmarks or awareness bracelets (DVSSP can supply awareness bracelets).
  • Read the Respect Announcement on February 17th at your school.
  • Create an awareness paper chain (using strips of colored paper) to be hung around the school. Students could sign their name on a strip as a pledge against abuse.
  • Invite a guest speaker to speak to students about dating violence. If you would like to schedule a presentation through DVSSP’s Education and Training Department please call (724) 223-5477 for Washington County, (724) 852-2373 for Greene County and (724) 437-2530 for Fayette County.
  • Host a Twitter chat with one of our Community Education Specialists. We will work with your school to create a unique hashtag to use for the day so that students and faculty can tweet their questions about dating violence to our agency Twitter.
  • Make it a contest! Host a poster or video contest surrounding information about healthy relationships.


DVSSP staff wears #Orange4Love

Wear Orange 4 Love

  • On February 14th, get as many people as you can to wear something orange in honor of teenDVmonth. Wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, shoes or anything else you can think of. Post pictures and updates on Twitter using #dvssp #TDVAM2017 or #RespectWeek2017 or tag us on Facebook.
  • Print Orange 4 Love Day flyer here!


Be creative!

Come up with your own unique ideas to spread awareness on this important issue because…love shouldn’t hurt.

If you are interested in participating in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, please complete the Teen DV Month 2016 form.

TeenDVMonth Participation




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