TCFV’s Youth and Teen Engagement Project strives to empower youth to build communities free from violence; to support family violence programs via youth arts, activism, and leadership training and to equip schools and educators to embrace a whole-school approach for making healthy relating the norm.
Creative Actions for Equality (CAFE) is Texas’ statewide youth engagement project. Do you want to get involved in ending dating abuse? Inspire change by making art, teaching others and paving the way to a world where no one is ever controlled or hurt by someone they love.
Click the thumbnails below to download individual pieces of the CAFE Toolkit, or click here to download the entire Toolkit, which includes:
• Introductory Letter from Gloria Aguilera Terry, TCFV President
• Facilitators Guide (which includes release form for submissions)
• Creative Actions for Equality Toolkit (CAFE)
• Two TDVAPM Posters
Sometimes things in a relationship can get pretty heavy. If you need to talk – call, text or chat right now with someone who’s trained to help. The National Dating Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and it’s free and confidential. You can call 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-8453 TTY), visit www.loveisrespect.org, or start a live chat online.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
If you’re confused about any of the dynamics you see happening in your own life or in the lives of your friends, this confidential, anonymous hotline is available 24 hours a day.
RAINN offers confidential support around the topic of sexual violence.
The Trevor Project
This project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
GLBT National Youth Helpline
The national talk line for GLBTQQI youth offers peer counseling by email and telephone. It’s not open 24 hours a day, so please check their website for operating hours.
That’s Not Cool
Your mobile, IM, and online accounts are all a part of you. When someone you’re with is controlling, disrespecting, or pressuring you in those spaces, that’s not cool. Go to this site so you can have your say and see what others have said.
Love is Not Abuse
This handbook is a good place to start finding solutions. It tells the story of Angela and Joe, a fictional teenage couple in a violent relationship, and the friends who care about them.