Parents and caregivers play a critical role in preventing and responding to dating violence. Parents and caregivers can model and instill values that promote healthy dating relationships as well as observe signs of dating abuse or perpetration, and seek appropriate help for their children. The documents included in this section provide information to parents and caregivers on helping their children build healthy relationships, identifying if their children are experiencing or perpetrating dating abuse, initiating conversations about dating violence with their children, helping their children navigate dangerous relationships, and learning more about the dynamics of TDV.
The RESPECT! Campaign promotes healthy relationships through positive role modeling and respect education. The RESPECT! Challenge Action Toolkit offers resources and tools for parents, including tips for talking to youth about respectful relationships, guidelines on how to navigate their digital dating world, and information on modeling respect at home.
Hosted by Break the Cycle’s Love Is Not Abuse Coalition, It’s Time To Talk Day is an annual awareness day that aims to generate conversations about healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and abuse. Download the guide to start planning your It's Time To Talk Day event for Teen DV Month!