Teen Dating Violence
Love Language in Healthy Relationships Campaign
In recognition of February's National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, an OVW TA provider on the prevention and response to teen dating violence in rural communities, is excited to share youth-developed campaign materials. We encourage you to order these FREE materials for middle or high schools, youth-serving organizations, and/or community service providers.
Love Language in Healthy Relationships Campaign uplifts positive messaging and promotes strategies to build relationship skills for healthy platonic and romantic relationships.
Relationship skills featured in the poster campaign:
Open communication is our love language. We trust each other enough to communicate honestly and clearly.
Listening is our love language. We are attentive and actively listen for understanding.
Trust is our love language. We build trust by freely communicating feelings and needs.
Healthy boundaries are our love language. We are clear on our sense of comfort and feel safer when boundaries are respected.
Shared power is our love language. We share decision making and value each others' perspectives.
Accountability is our love language. We apologize for mistakes to repair hurt and change our behavior.
For any school or organization that displayed the “Love Language in Healthy Relationship” posters and distributed materials by February 14th for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, complete this FORM for a chance to win $500.
During February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, Idaho middle school/junior high and high school students are invited to enter the 15th Annual Idaho Youth Writing Challenge.
This year’s theme is Love Languages in Healthy Relationships.
Educational Materials for Young People
Educational Pocket Brochures
Pocket brochures are available in packets of 50 in English and Spanish for schools or organizations. Click on the order button to view content of each brochure.
Teen dating violence or abusive relationships can include verbal, emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse. Young people from underserved rural communities experience teen dating violence at disproportionate rates. Order these FREE booklets for domestic and sexual violence service providers or counselors who are serving young people who have experienced abuse or sexual assault.
What Service Providers Need to Know
Training and Technical Assistance
As an OVW Technical Assistance provider for rural grantees on the prevention and response to teen dating violence, the Idaho Coalition is available for technical assistance support and virtual or in person workshops, or plenary presentations.
Along with Idaho Coalition staff, our Advisory Team comprised of Jessica Moreno, LCSW, Collective Capacity Consulting LLC; Rita Flores, Collective Capacity Consulting LLC; Tracy Wright, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Stephanie Ortiz, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin are able to provide technical assistance and support.
Accountability in Healthy Relationships Campaign
Accountability in Healthy Relationships is a school-based campaign based on The Four Parts of Accountability & How to Give a Genuine Apology by Mia Mingus and created for February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence that engages middle school and high school-aged students in conversations about accountability in healthy relationships.
Conflict, misunderstandings, or small harms can all happen in healthy relationships—ignoring someone’s feelings, acting like you are better than them, saying something offhand that is rude or mean, small lies, or not following through with a promise. Accountability is about being responsible for your choices and the consequences of your choices.
Order FREE campaign materials today for your school, youth organization, or community (materials will be ready for shipping in mid January). All materials are FREE for OVW Rural grantees or potential grantees (postage waived with RuralGrantee) and FREE for Idaho secondary schools (postage waived with coupon code IdahoSchools) as long as supplies are available.
Service Provider Resources
Healthy Relationship Campaigns
Guides for Service Providers
Idaho Coalition Publications
Pocket Brochures for middle and high school students
Technology and Relationships (English)
Guide for Parents/Guardians Healthy Relationships—Equip Your Teen to Make Safer Decisions
Booklets for Teen Survivors of Abusive Relationships or Sexual Assault
Connect with a domestic violence program near you, learn your options, or to help a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 or chat online at online.rainn.org
Get help and referrals from advocates.
Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth)
1-866-488-7386—Crisis intervention and
suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
National Runaway Safeline
National Street Harassment Hotline
and legal resources information.
Know Your IX
www.KnowYourIX.org—Information for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault