Here are some resources from Love is Respect on self-care and recovering from abusive relationships. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is here!
I don’t have to tell you how much of a problem dating violence is for teens and young adults.
How can we, either ourselves or in support of another, rejuvenate from our work and renew and rebirth ourselves from prior violent experiences? And on a side note: we are getting very close to the release of our new app, Respect Effect! Best, Andy and the That’s Not Cool team Hello Ambassadors!This month, we’d like you to watch the first movie of the Twilight series (which is just called Twilight ICYMI).Then, report back with a suggestion of one scene that depicts healthy dating behavior and one scene that depicts behavior that’s not so healthy.For the October mission, we’ll invite you all to participate in a Twitter chat so you can let us know what you think!The end goal of this three-parter is to start a convo about how pop culture influences our notions of what a healthy relationship looks like, and how we might use pop culture to spread awareness of teen dating violence. The stuff we watch and listen to has a big influence on how we think, feel, and act. For many of you, school is winding down, and for others it may even be over. Summer is a great time for y’all to finally (hopefully) have some time to yourself, do some personal projects you normally don’t have time for, get outside, hang out with friends, and do so many of the things that makes life worth living. Snap a pic, share a story, create a graphic (pro-tip: use canva), make a gif (pro-tip: use giphy), share some art you’ve done. Make sure to share what you’ve done on your social media and share it with us on our Facebook group.
New year, new chance to build even healthier relationships! Build more self-confidence, both inside and outside of your relationships? Send us your resolution via our social media channels, the TNC Ambassador Facebook group, or our email address ([email protected]).