February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Help us celebrate healthy relationships and join us in taking action to spread awareness and prevent dating violence!


Here’s how you can participate.

Events:

POV on PBS will be holding a special sneak peek screening of the Oscar-nominated Minding the Gap, a documentary that follows three skateboarding friends as they navigate the the gap between childhood and fatherhood, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately the chasm between childhood and becoming an adult. Youth peer leaders from Day One will facilitate a discussion after the film.  

When: Friday, February 15, 5:30-7 PM

Where: Hostos Community College Multi-Purpose Room

120 East 149th Street (corner of Walton Ave and 149th) 2nd Floor

Bronx, NY 10451

RSVP here.

Join the Youth Voices Network for an Open Mic Night in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Bring your poetry, your song, a story, your stand-up joke you've been dreaming of sharing! All open-mic sign-ups will receive a free raffle ticket.

When: February 22, 6-9  PM

Where: Edicola (524 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215)

RSVP here.

Day One is excited to announce a special 2-part webinar series entitled EPIC Talks: Supporting Healthy Relationship Development in Children as Violence Prevention. In this training educators, school counselors, and caregivers will learn the fundamentals of supporting healthy relationship development among children, with a focus on K-5 students. We will discuss how young children internalize messages about consent and relationship norms that can impact their early relationship development and can create specific barriers to seeking support.

When: February 25, 3-4PM

Register here.

Join us February 28th for a charity performance at Improv Asylum hosted by Day One's Young Professionals Board! Proceeds will benefit Day One's work to end dating abuse and domestic violence for New York City youth. Your ticket price includes entry to the show and 1 free drink.

When: February 28, 8-9:30PM

Where: Improv Asylum

307 W 26th St

Register here.

Blog Posts:
Read our new blog post, “How Adults Can Support Teens Experiencing Dating Violence.”


Social Media:
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @DayOneNY! Join the conversation with the hashtags #TeenDVMonth and #Orange4Love Day.

Wear Orange 4 Love Day is on February 12th and was started by the National Youth Advisory Board from loveisrespect.org to raise awareness about teen dating abuse.
In addition, we will be doing our own campaign throughout the entire month using the hashtag #TellThemNow.

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