Teen dating violence awareness and prevention month
Colorado's Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is the sole government entity dedicated entirely to funding and sustaining community-based domestic violence programs across the state. The mission of DVP is to partner with communities in the prevention of domestic violence while promoting the safety and well-being of survivors through good stewardship of funding resources. In 2017, DVP administered funds to 47 programs that responded to 63,671 crisis phone calls and served a total of 22,976 residential and non-residential survivors of domestic violence and their dependents.
About February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
February is the time to celebrate healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence. Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Last year, DVP funded programs that served 120 youth experiencing dating violence. Additionally, more than 41,000 youth across Colorado were educated about healthy relationships and warning signs of abusive behaviors.
The Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is raising awareness about teen dating violence this month through the following activities:
Raise Awareness on Social Media
Join online discussions using #TDVAM2018 or #teendatingviolence via Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness of teen dating violence and healthy relationships. Social Media posts for #TDVAM can be found HERE.