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We have heard time and time again from young people that they just want the adults in their lives to have a genuine interest in their relationships. There are many ways to show your interest, but the way that seems to be sought after the most by young people is simply asking open-ended, judgement free questions about their lives and the people in them. Below you will find resources that will help you talk to the young person in your life. If you have questions along the way, please do not hesitate to email Lindsay Hill Stawick, Director of Programs.

General Info About Teen Relationships

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Dating Violence

How to Talk to Teens about Dating Violence

Conversation Starters

A Reading List for Tweens and Teens about Relationships


Educational Videos

Consent for Kids (elementary and middle school)

Tea Consent Clean (high school and college)

That’s Not Love (high school and college)

Relationship Rookies: First Loves (high school)

Relationship Rookies: What I Want


Get Involved

Do you have a young activist in your life? Do you know a teen in your life that wants to make a difference? We have two opportunities that will hopefully fit the amazing young person in your life.

Start an anti-violence club in your school TODAY! This club could serve as an educational and awareness club centered around the topics of healthy relationships, dating abuse, and sexual assault. Once you have a school sponsor, DVN will support your club in various ways to help you achieve your goals.

Join the DVN Youth Network. If interested, you will have the opportunity to be involved in school and community improvement through service projects, you will have a chance to demonstrate a strong commitment to service, and you will inspire other students and community members to take action. Members must complete an application before joining. Email Lindsay Hill Stawick to learn more about these opportunities.


Title IX


The law requires institutions to respond to intimate partner violence, sexual violence or stalking that:

  • takes place on campus;
  • is connected to school programs; or
  • is perpetuated by anyone affiliated with the school

Off-campus misconduct matters as much as misconduct that occurs on campus, whether it takes place down the street, online, or overseas.

Applies to Students, Faculty, Staff, Subcontractors, Vendors, Guests, and Visitors.

Please visit our Title IX page to learn more.