February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAPM - don't forget the "P"!) and Black History Month. This year the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is honored to partner with and amplify the voices of Black youth leaders throughout the month of February and beyond. We are excited to share our theme for TDVAPM 2023, Health Equity Matters: Making Connections Through Experiences, inspired by the youth-led planning group for NRCDV's upcoming National Prevention Youth Summit on February 27 & 28. Promoting health equity, specifically for Black youth, fosters healthy individuals, relationships, and communities.
This message builds on our understanding that prevention is radical, rooted in the belief that our collective liberation is possible. As we lean into shifting power, taking risks, and showing up to dismantle white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and other forms of oppression, we must partner with youth leaders in meaningful ways in order to end gender-based violence.
This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter shares highlights from our 2022 National Prevention Town Hall and features key resources for moving our work forward. It includes exciting youth-led work and upcoming events for TDVAPM 2023.