According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, “3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence” (NRCDV, 2017). Due to this, it is important to talk to youth about teen dating violence. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) and CPAF invites you to join us in bringing awareness to teen dating violence.
Break the Cycle, an organization dedicated to ending teen dating violence, listed out 28 different ways you can participate in raising awareness for TDVAM.
If you or someone you know is going through teen dating violence, here are 3 resources available:
- Call CPAF’s 24-hour Hotline – 1.800.339.3940 – we offer over 30 Asian Pacific Islander (API) languages available for those who speak limited English
- Text “loveis” to 22522 or visit loveisrespect.org to chat online
3. Download the “Love is Not Abuse” App on your iPhone: This educational app has resources and tips on warning signs for digital dating abuse and teen dating violence.
All resources listed are safe and confidential. Caller may remain anonymous.
Sites cited: https://nrcdv.org/dvam/tdvam