Consent is yours to give, or not to give – the decision is yours. Setting up boundaries – physical or not, in any of your relationships – is a need and a right each of us has, and we deserve to have our boundaries respected. During Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM) in February and always, we affirmed everyone’s power in their personal decisions around physical, emotional and sexual consent and other boundaries, including use of personal time. In all our relationships, whether with dating partners, friends, or family members, we have a right to say “no,” need more space, or change our minds. This TDVAM, we highlighted the importance of feeling empowered and demanding respect in all relationships. We shared examples of ways to practice…Read More
Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month +
February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Help us raise awareness in RI about healthy relationships, and take a stand against dating abuse. See what we've done in the past to connect with RI communities, and learn about what you can do to start the conversation where you live, work, and go to school. Read More
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. We were formed in 1979 to support and assist the domestic violence agencies in Rhode Island. We provide leadership to our member agencies, strive to create justice for victims, and raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
Help & Services
Our network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Services include 24-hour hotline support, support groups, and counseling services. For more information, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click here.