February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. What started as a week in 2006 has now grown to an entire month dedicated to preventing and raising awareness of teen dating violence. This year, individuals and organizations across the national will be signing proclamations, holding events, creating products, and more to send the message that healthy relationships matter. What are you doing for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month? Share what you are doing on Break the Cycle’s official Teen Dating Violence Awareness month site! And sign up for PreventConnect’s newsletter for podcasts about events, activities, and curricula to reach teens.
Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.