Talk with us

Talk to your teen about healthy relationships with our conversation guides, tips, and more!

Show us

Modeling healthy relationship behaviors for the teens and kids in your life.

Listen to us

Helpful listening hints from teens for parents of teens.

Stand 4 Us

Advice for policies and practices that create the conditions where healthy relationships can thrive.

About us

Stand4Respect was a project of the prevention team at ICADV and the ICADV Youth Council between 2012 and 2018.

  • We believe that teen dating abuse is preventable.
  • We believe that teen dating abuse happens because our cultures and communities still accept the use of power, aggression, control, sexism and homophobia in relationships.
  • We believe that by establishing shared standards of fair, respectful behavior in all of our relationships, we’ll reduce teen dating abuse and other forms of abuse in our communities.
  • We believe that we are most successful when teens and adults work together to create relevant and cool prevention plans.

The ICADV Youth Council is a group of Indiana teens who are working to prevent teen dating abuse through the change of culture, not couples.

Traditional prevention efforts have focused on telling victims what to avoid. We believe that a change of culture is needed to improve how we treat each other in relationships. We work to make respectful relationship behavior the easy choice by:

  • fostering conversations between adults and teens about healthy relationships
  • encouraging other teens to take action
  • voicing teens’ points of view to adults who can make changes that impact teens
MEMBERS: Members of ICADV Youth Council who contributed to these resources are D’Janae’ A. from Marion County, Jylian U. from Howard County, Kyle B. from Vanderburgh County, Kylie L. from Franklin County, Lauren B. from Monroe County, Madison R. from Howard County, Mary P. from Franklin County, Sarah P. from Franklin County, Shay U. from Monroe County, Taylor M. from Monroe County, Montgomery O. from Marion County, Kylee J. from Marion County, Kayla N. from Marion County, Isabella B. from Marion County, Anya T.R from Monroe County, and Morgaine T.R. from Monroe County.

The public service announcement was funded by a generous contribution from the Verizon Foundation.

The content on this webpage was supported by Cooperative Agreement #5US4CE002284-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.