Centering Connection for TDVAM 2022

Friday, 28 January 2022

This February, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is lifting up key resources that “Center Connection” by building meaningful relationships with youth across multiple identities and lived experiences. We are highlighting advocates, programs, initiatives, and campaigns that center Black youth and honor their wisdom and leadership.  

We are taking a moment to pause and truly appreciate youth in their full humanity. On the margins and in the center, living resourcefully and creatively, navigating trauma and oppression and loss, and carving new pathways to joy, wellness, healing, and justice.

Together, let’s show young people that we see all that they are and all that they bring. Let us acknowledge and appreciate the deep ways in which youth liberation is connected to our own.

For Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM) 2022, NRCDV’s #1Thing campaign focuses on connectedness and authenticity in our relationships with youth leaders, activists and advocates. We want to create conditions where all youth can “Talk About It,” as love is respect emphasizes in their campaign message. Talk About It is a call to action for young people and those who support them to engage in meaningful conversations about healthy relationships and navigate what may be unhealthy or even abusive.

This TDVAM, what is your #1Thing to center connection with youth? Below we offer some places to start and highlight resources to support your journey.

Read the full blog post here.


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