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If You are a Parent / Guardian :
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Keep the lines of communication open with your kids Be a role model- treat your kids and others with respect Start talking to your kids about healthy relationships early- before they start dating
If you are worried about your teen , please contact Healing Hearts & Families ( information below ) or call the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474
If You are an Adolescent or Teenager :
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Step up and speak out if you see someone yelling at their boyfriend or girlfriend Speak out against inappropriate jokes Talk to a responsible adult if you or anyone you know needs help Educate yourself on the qualities of a healthy relationship Show support and be a good listener to any person in need Start conversations ! Encourage your family , friends and community to learn more about the issue

Get Involved ! WEAR ORANGE DAY

February 14 th is “ Wear Orange Day ”! This is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month . You can wear orange shirts , hats , nail polish , ribbons , jewelry , shoes or anything else you can think of ! Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags # Orange4Love and # RespectWeek2017 !