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Prevent TDV with Increased Awareness
It is in their teenage years that many young people start a relationship. At that young age, they often can’t tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy characteristics of dating. Some don’t even realize they are in a dangerous relationship. They often become targets of dating violence and abuse. Even if they know something is not right, many young people choose not to share their feelings with anyone. This Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, it is time to make them understand how serious this problem actually is. You can also promote respectful, non-violent relationships among youngsters.
TDV Affects the Behavior of Teens
Teens in unhealthy, abusive or violent relationships experience severe psychological conflicts which may lead to negative changes in their behavior like depression, drug and/or alcohol addiction, suicidal thoughts and antisocial activities. Yet, there are things you can do to prevent this.
Parents’ role in preventing TDV is crucial. They should talk with their teens about healthy relationships and educate them about the social risks and how to overcome them. Kids need motivation to do something about the situation they’re in. Only then they will have the mindset to discuss the issue with their parents.
Awareness at School
The Board of Management can invite guest lecturers to talk about dating violence and prevention. This will definitely create an impact among students. Teachers can organize classroom discussions on the issue. Schools have to make it perfectly clear that they do not tolerate violence of any kind. They have to pay attention to every single report by a student and take immediate action (no exceptions). Teens need to be able to share what’s bothering them without being afraid.
Use Available Sources of Help
Young people need to know who to turn to in case they feel abused. Violence hotlines are one of the most effective resources for getting help. If you notice any suspicious behavior or threats of violence, you have to contact crime and domestic violence prevention specialists, or any other community organization to get help. If you don’t want to talk to someone you don’t know, approach someone you trust, for example someone from your family or a close friend.
Update your cover photo and profile picture to support TDV. Post interesting messages, stories and articles on Facebook or Twitter to engage more people. Write a letter to your local newspaper about the issue.
Silicone Awareness Wristbands
You can organize an awareness campaign for all youngsters and parents in your area. Display a slide show explaining how, for example, overly-jealous teen relationships can make a normal lifestyle incredibly toxic. Surprise your guests with silicone bracelets designed with a custom TDV awareness message. They can be your own perfect reminder for something you truly believe in. You can easily customize them at Amazing Wristbands – a leading provider of silicone products available online. You get affordable prices and exceptional customer service support. On placing your orders, you get free shipping in the U.S., free unlimited artwork revisions and free color matching.