PREVNet is a national network of researchers and organizations, working together to address youth dating violence, bullying, and healthy relationships
Teachers can help prevent teen dating violence by helping their students understand the impacts of dating violence, how to recognize it, and how to support themselves and their peers.
📑How Educators Can Make a Difference Guide: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Teachers-Can-Make-a-Difference-Handout.pdf
Although some may believe that teen relationships are not as important as adult relationships, this is not true. Teen relationships are very meaningful for development, and if they are characterized by violence, it can negatively impact teens’ mental and physical health #TDVAM
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a great time to talk to your students about healthy relationships, boundaries, and consent.
Check out our latest blog post for more information and resources: http://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/why-we-should-all-be-aware-of-teen-dating-violence/
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month #TDVAM.
TDV is a serious public health problem in Canada: 1 in 3 youth report experiencing some form of violence in their dating relationships. Check out our new TDVAM blog post to learn more: http://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/why-we-should-all-be-aware-of-teen-dating-violence/
Teen Dating Violence (TDV) involves aggressive, threatening, or manipulative behaviour in teen romantic or sexual relationships. TDV can be physical, sexual, emotional, or involve stalking, and it is experienced by 1 in 3 youth who date in Canada.
Healthy relationships play a vital role in mental wellbeing, and everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship. If you feel like your relationship may be unhealthy or abusive, there is no shame in seeking support when you need it:
Need Help Now? - Youth Dating Violence
Identity-based #Bullying targets aspects of a person’s identity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability and is a major problem for Canadian youth.
Want to help address identity-based bullying in your classroom?⤵
It can be hard to see a friend experience relationship abuse. You want to support them & help them recognize the abuse but don't know how. It's a hard subject to talk about but these questions can help start the conversation:
What to ask if you're worried about your friend's relationship
Insulting a partner or calling them names is not normal relationship behaviour. We have information on how to support your child if you believe they are in an unhealthy relationship: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/learn-more/caregivers/how-caregivers-can-help/
📑New Resource: Recognizing and Preventing Burnout
This document was created to help organizations better understand burnout, how to support employees, and learn best practices for managing teams in times of crisis. Access here: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Recognizing-and-Preventing-Burnout.pdf
Experiencing dating violence as a teen can lead to physical and emotional impacts, long term negative consequences, and challenges in adult relationships. Research demonstrates that psychological and cyber abuse can have harmful and lasting effects, even without physical violence
An unexplained mood shift and becoming passive, withdrawn, or depressed could be a sign of dating violence. Learn more about what to do if you think your child may be in an unhealthy relationship: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/learn-more/caregivers/how-caregivers-can-help/
When intimate partner violence is experienced by young people, it’s called Teen Dating Violence. TDV is linked to numerous adverse health, academic, & social economic outcomes, & youth who experience it are significantly more likely to experience domestic violence in adulthood
Having a partner who checks in with you regularly is nice, but there is a line between caring and controlling. If you suspect your child is in an unhealthy relationship, we have information on how to provide support: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/learn-more/caregivers/how-caregivers-can-help/
Educators, caregivers, service providers, and researchers can learn more about preventing and addressing youth dating violence with PREVNet's new Resource Library.
This new tool provides easy access to over 160 free resources:
Resource Library - Youth Dating Violence
📑New Resource: 2SLGBTQIA+ Affirming and Equitable Teaching and Learning Practices
Available in French: https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2SLGBTQIA-Equitable-Teaching-fr.pdf
Available in English: http://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2SLGBTQIA-Equitable-Teaching-fnl.pdf