State House Goes Teal in Recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729
The lighting, which will be most prominent after dusk and during the evening, is part of the statewide NO MORE campaign that in February is designed to teach youth about healthy relationships
[Providence, R.I.]The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) announced today that the State House will be lit teal from February 15-22 in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM). The new color is symbolic of the national NO MORE campaign to end dating and domestic violence in Rhode Island. The NO MORE symbol and color are part of a national effort to unify all organizations that work towards the elimination of this relationship abuse and advocate for the rights of victims.
The lighting is part of many activities the RICADV and its member agencies are hosting throughout February to reach teens and young adults and to raise awareness about dating violence.
Other TDVAPM Highlights:
Tweet Chat Series – 2/8, 2/15 and 2/22 from 2-4 p.m.
A three-day social media event about healthy relationships led by survivors of dating violence. The chats take place on Twitter and Facebook @ricadv using #NOMORERI. Everyone is encouraged to participate, including teen/young adults, those who work with youth, have children who are dating, or have a personal experience to share.
Digital Dating Violence Training – 2/27 from 1-3 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
The training, Innovative Ways to Work with Youth on Teen Dating Violence Prevention in the Digital Era, will answer the question, "Can technology and the internet be used to teach the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships?" and provide strategies for engaging youth. Registration is open now at www.ricadv.org.
NO MORE RI PSA with Jasmine Villegas
"Jasmine V" is a rising recording artist, social media maven and dating violence survivor who is the spokesperson for the NO MORE RI TDVAPM campaign. She recently filmed the new PSA that is currently airing in RI. Visit www.NOMORERI.org to see the video and get more information about Jasmine.
Real Talk Cards
This tool was created for parents and adults that work with young people to start a dialogue about healthy relationships with the youth in their lives. They are pocket-sized for ease of use and will also be available online at www.NOMORERI.org.
For additional information about the RICADV and NO MORE campaign to end dating violence, please visit www.NOMORERI.org or call (401) 467-9940. And, if you need help, call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-494-8100.