The Ambassador Toolkit: Take Action Against Teen Dating Violence
FUTURES’ award-winning, national public education initiative That’s Not Cool has released a new resource: the Ambassador Toolkit. The toolkit is a 23-page document that highlights resources and activities young people can use to spread awareness and start conversations around teen dating violence in their schools and communities. It is also a great tool for educators and community leaders to use in their existing work with youth.
The Ambassador Toolkit is sent out to all new sign ups to That’s Not Cool’s Ambassador Program. The Ambassador program supports young people between 13-19 years old in their work to raise awareness and prevent teen dating violence and digital abuse. Ambassadors engage with their peers in person and online to educate about signs of abuse, start conversations about gender stereotypes and unhealthy relationship behaviors, as well as promote healthy relationship skills.
Resources in the Ambassador Toolkit include:
- Discussion guides for film screenings and after school workshops.
- Posters and handout materials.
- Sample social media posts to share.
- Videos and podcasts related to teen dating violence.
- Scripts to use in your school’s drama club.
About That’s Not Cool:
That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education campaign managed by FUTURES to engage young people online around healthy relationships and the prevention of digital abuse. The program’s interactive website, tools, and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives. That’s Not Cool also provides tools, resources, and technical assistance to adult allies—such as educators and advocates—working with youth leaders or young people experiencing dating violence.