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February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
New Platform for Online Discussions with National Experts
OVC Funding Webinar Series


February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention MonthApproximately 1 in 10 teenagers nationwide who were in a relationship within the past 12 months were hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object by their dating partner, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. This same survey found that 10.6% of students had been forced to do sexual things (counting being kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse) they did not want to do.

Break the Cycle and Loveisrespect.org will celebrate healthy relationships with events throughout the month, including Respect Week 2017 taking place February 13-17.

OVC highlights the following websites, which provide comprehensive information about preventing dating violence and assisting its victims:

Information on forming Healthy Relationships and working through problems in relationships is also available on the GirlsHealth.gov website.

New Platform for Online Discussions with National Experts

OVC, through its Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC), is excited to announce a new platform to share best practices and standards for serving victims of crime.

Expert Q&AThe OVC TTAC Expert Q&A Online Discussion will replace the OVC Web Forum. Within this new platform, participants will have an enhanced ability to communicate with national experts and colleagues about hot topics and other issues relating to crime victim services.

Expert Q&A Online Discussions will be held each month and one or more subject matter experts will be available to answer your questions.

There is no charge to attend the Expert Q&A sessions. If you can’t attend one of these interactive trainings, each event will be recorded and made available to view on the OVC TTAC website.

Although the Expert Q&A sessions replace the OVC Web Forum, you may still access transcripts from past Web Forum Guest Host sessions.

OVC Funding Webinar Series

Expert Q&AVisit our Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about multiple OVC grant funding opportunities.

To assist potential applicants in developing strong proposals in response to select funding opportunities, OVC is hosting a series of educational webinars for interested stakeholders to learn more about the program objectives and submission requirements. Register and learn more about these webinars.

Be sure to stay connected with OVC to receive alerts when new funding opportunities become available and new funding webinars are announced.

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