Dating violence resources rules to successful dating
By promoting social norms that protect against violence (such as bystander programs and engaging men and boys) and supporting survivors, we can lessen the impact of sexual violence and prevent future victimization (Basile et al., 2016).
A healthy relationship requires open communication, safety, trust, and respect.
Resources for advocates and preventionists: Resources for Parents & Caregivers: Learning about healthy relationships and consent starts young.
Parents can use the following resources to learn how to talk to their children and teens about healthy relationships and consent.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. By encouraging your school, community-based organizations, tribal leaders, parents, and teens to join together to prevent teen dating violence– both at home and in our communities.
Those of us in Native communities often hear jokes about “Indian lovin” as waking up with a hickey and a black eye—that’s not love, it’s dating violence.
Advocates can reinforce what consent looks like by educating parents, caregivers, and others on how to practice everyday consent, and about healthy relationships.
Advocates can also practice this by respecting a young person’s wishes or choices when working with them.
Advocates can use the resources below to help promote healthy relationships and consent with the young people they work with.
Contact Lifeline Rape Crisis 302-761-9100 Assists survivors of a sexual assault, regardless of whether it just happened or happened many years ago with telephone counseling; information and referral; in-person support and assistance at hospitals police stations, and courts; plus, individual counseling for survivors, friends and family.
Delaware State University Rape Crisis 302-420-5751 24/7 victim service and crisis support University of Delaware Sexual Offense Support (S.