Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This month serves to help youth understand healthy and unhealthy relationships, identify red flags in relationships, and access resources specifically for teens and young adults.

Our theme for the month of February is Settings Boundaries in Relationships. We are excited to announce a weekly workshop series diving deeper into this topic and weekly challenges engaging teens and young adults in the conversation.

Participate in our weekly challenges on Instagram and Facebook, and be entered into a gift card giveaway! Click here for more information on how to participate.


February 2021 Online Workshop Schedule


Week 1: Breaking Up & Rejection
February 5 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

During or after a breakup is the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship for a survivor of dating violence. This workshop will cover ways to handle and cope with a break-up or rejection in the safest way possible.

Challenge of the Week: Via Instagram or Facebook, send us a short video scenario of a healthy and unhealthy break-up/rejection.


Week 2: Digital Boundaries
February 12 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Boundaries are an essential part of any relationship, and that includes how you interact in the digital world. This workshop will look at how to create boundaries around texting and social media, and why they’re important.

Challenge of the Week: Via Instagram or Facebook, send us a list of ways you can set digital boundaries with others (when using social media or text) and why it is important.


Week 3: Family Boundaries
February 19 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Family boundaries are essential to establish and practice within the family. These boundaries set a foundation for teens to practice as they prepare for later relationships. This workshop will look at how to create familial boundaries and why they’re important.

Challenge of the Week: Via Instagram or Facebook, send us a short video or message about describing how family boundaries differ from boundaries with friends or significant others, and why.


Week 4: Pandemic Boundaries
February 26 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM

How do you set boundaries around your own health and wellbeing? This workshop will cover ways for you to set boundaries in terms of mask wearing, washing hands, physical distancing, and much more surrounding pandemic concerns and relationships.

Challenge of the Week: Via Instagram or Facebook, send us a short video or message about how you set boundaries with someone who refuses to wear a mask or refuses to respect physical distancing?


Questions about the workshops or challenges? Please contact Gina at gina@dvs-snoco.org.