Teen Dating Violence Awareness And Prevention Month

Written by SAFE

Many students are no longer attending school in person, but the need to educate youth about healthy relationships has not gone away. All February long, SAFE’s Expect Respect program is embracing technology to spread the word about healthy teen relationships. Check out the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month lineup below.

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Upcoming events

Starting Feb. 1
What is Love? Take a Dive into Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships – An asynchronous training for youth and adults available now on nearpod.com. Use code QZE8N in “Students Join a Lesson” field to join. Code will be active through Feb. 28

Available Feb. 9
Down the Rabbit Hole: Prevention during the Pandemic – A podcast for advocates available here starting Feb. 9. Hosted by the Texas Council on Family Violence.

Feb. 10 – 3:30 p.m. CT
Online Hate Uncovered: From Real Life Stories to Real World Solutions – A virtual panel for adults hosted by the Austin Anti-Defamation League. To attend, RSVP here.

Feb. 18 – 7-8:30 p.m. CT
Showmance: When Jealousy Takes the StageA theater performance over Zoom at by the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, a collaboration of Creative Action and Expect Respect. To attend, RSVP here.

Feb. 20 – 7-9 p.m. CT
Where’s Your Line? (for students) –
An interactive educational program for teens using digital storytelling, virtual activities, and facilitated discussion. To attend, RSVP here.

Feb. 23 – noon-1:30 p.m. CT
Emergent Strategies: Prevention during COVID Pandemic –
A web conference for advocates. Hosted by PreventConnect. More info here.

Feb. 25 – 10:30 a.m.-noon CT
Where’s Your Line? (for adults) – Training for parents, teachers, advocates, and service providers. To attend, RSVP here.

Feb. 25 – 6-7 p.m. CT
Teen Romantic Relationships and Tech – 
Training for caregivers on the positive and negative ways technology can impact teen relationships. RSVP link coming soon.


About Expect Respect
Serving the Austin area since 1989, Expect Respect works to promote healthy relationships and prevent violence and abuse among children and teens. We provide innovative, research-based programs and trainings and collaborate with schools, health care, law enforcement, and other youth-serving organizations to create a safer environment for all young people. Learn more at safeaustin.org/expectrespect.


About Creative Action
Founded in 1997, Creative Action is the largest arts education organization in Central Texas. Professional Teaching Artists, who position themselves as guides and facilitators, create dynamic learning experiences where Creative Action students engage with various art forms as they strengthen their creativity, confidence, courage, and critical thinking skills. Core programs include school-based instruction to support campus success, after school youth development classes, and intergenerational opportunities based in the community to support positive social change. Those that participate in Creative Action programming further develop their creative expression, commitment to social justice, and social-emotional skills—attributes highly valued and sought after in the 21st century. Learn more at creativeaction.org.