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Start Planning for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Now

Nov 19, 2010

February 2011 marks the second annual National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and the That’s Not Cool Campaign invites you to use That’s Not Cool materials, resources and guides to raise awareness in your community.

That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse.  Developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool focuses on preventing controlling or abusive behavior occurring within the digital universe – online, via cellphone, etc. – and encourages teens to draw their own lines about what is, or is not, acceptable relationship behavior. Visit www.thatsnotcool.com.

To help you prepare for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, That’s Not Cool has dedicated a new area of the Campaign Tools Website to February 2011 planning.  It features activities and tactics that communities in the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative have used to engage teens in teen dating abuse prevention. February 2011 ideas, including how to integrate theater and the school community into prevention work, are available for download at www.thatsnotcool.com/tools.

To hear more about preparing for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with That’s Not Cool, please download our recent PreventConnect web conference.  The presentation and audio recording can be downloaded here.

The That’s Not Cool team would love to work with you to bring the campaign to your community.  If you have any ideas or questions, please email thatsnotcool@endabuse.org.

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