February 2012 is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Now, for the first time, TCFV dedicates the entire issue of The River in observance. Take a look after the jump for information and resources to use in continuing your community activities.

We further our message with the motto Go Purple as a way to reconsider and recast the conversation around family and dating violence. Please see the map on page three of the link below – counties shaded in white show where a young woman was killed; purple counties show no fatalities of young women. It comes down to a simple statement: We want all Texas to Go Purple.

In this issue of The River, we emphatically point to Prevention as a priority. We provide information on serving teen victims as opposed to youth victims: where to draw the line, our approaches in school with the newest legislation, loveisrespect.org, and much more.

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