February is Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support teens and young adults in seeking healthy relationships. Though these conversations are important to have year-round, February gives us the opportunity to shine a light on dating abuse and inspire conversations about healthy relationships in order to stop violence before it starts.

Here are two easy ways to get started with Dating Violence Awareness Month!

  • Wear Orange on Tuesday, February 6th to raise awareness about dating violence and promote healthy relationships. If you post photos of you or your group on social media wearing teal, tag HCWC or Stop the Hurt!
  • Fill out the I Wear Orange Because signs included in the toolkit to share with others why raising awareness about dating violence is important. Hang your sign in your office, on your door, or share it on social media.

Get the Toolkit

Download Stop the Hurt’s Dating Violence Awareness Month Take Action! Toolkit to empower teens and young adults to raise awareness about dating violence and promote healthy relationships.

This year’s toolkit includes:

  • School Announcements
  • Social Media Posts
  • Teen Power & Control Wheel and School Resources
  • Youth Safety Plan
  • A Relationships Mini Zine
  • Relationship Digital Wallpaper
  • And more!

Please complete the form below and click submit. You will be directed to a page to download the toolkit.



  • Kiara Nicholson

    Kiara is a full-time cat lady with a passion for social justice. At HCWC, she is the Primary Prevention Coordinator – facilitating conversations with adolescents and adults on fostering healthier relationships and ways to make the world a safer, more equitable place. Kiara is a proud alum of Texas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology. Her passions include social change, youth activism, LGBTQ activism, and crafting. She doesn’t like taking pictures, but she does love Bitmojis.