Stop The Hurt Take Action! Toolkits

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to bring awareness to domestic violence and how it affects all of us. This toolkit includes activities for community members of all ages to raise awareness and create safe homes and communities for everyone.

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National Hotlines & Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a multi-lingual hotline that receives calls for information and referrals nationwide 24 hours a day. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can directly connect you with a domestic violence program that serves your geographic area.

CALL 1-800-799-7233 | TTY 1-800-787-3224 | CHAT at

National Dating Abuse Helpline

Love is Respect’s mission is to engage, educate, and empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. LIR is a great resource for teens and young adults, as well as concerned friends and family members, service providers, counselors, teachers, and members of law enforcement.

CALL 1-866-331-9474 | TTY 1-866-331-9474 | TEXT loveis to 22522 | CHAT at

National Sexual Assault Hotline

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Through a network of more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country, the free and confidential hotline provides help 24/7. RAINN can also connect you to the sexual assault program in your geographic area.

CALL 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | CHAT at

National Helpline for Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.


Safe Helpline is the Department of Defense’s (DOD) sole hotline for members of the DOD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline is completely anonymous, confidential, 24/7, specialized service – providing one-on-one support, peer-to-peer support, and information and resources.

CALL 877-995-5247 | Chat at | Find local resources by texting your zip code or installation to 55-247 (in the U.S.)

CALL 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Click Here to find your local Child Protective Services phone number.

Educational Resources

NO MORE is a movement centered on a powerful new symbol that brings together all people who want to end domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change. Learn More.

One Love Foundation is empowering young people to improve their healthy relationship IQ for themselves and others, improving all our lives and changing the pipeline that leads to abuse. Learn more.

That’s Not Cool is a national initiative that partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. Their vision is for everyone to experience healthy relationships – online and off. Learn more.

Futures Without Violence provides programs, policies, campaigns, and resources that strive to transform social norms, build sustainable community leadership, and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships. Learn more.

Self-compassion is the practice of treating yourself the same way you would treat someone you love and care about. Learn more about replacing self-criticism with self-kindness, laying the foundation for healthier relationships with ourselves and paving the way to healthier relationships with others. Learn more.

Digital & Printable Activities

Created by Love is Respect, these free toolkits for educators working with middle school and high school students aim to prevent domestic violence and dating abuse through education. Each toolkit includes information on the dynamics of dating abuse, discussion guides, printable resources and activities, and more.