Our voices:VIEW ALL
At home: Talk to the teen in your life about healthy relationships. In a national study, only about 25% of parents reported talking with their kids about dating relationships. You can find conversation starters and guides written by teens for adults with teens by clicking here. In your workplace: advocate for inclusive policies and practices […]
At ICADV we work to make respectful relationship behavior the easy and expected choice. Take a moment to think about what that means to you. What would that world look like? What does it require of us? We believe that investing our energy, ingenuity, resources and partnerships to promote supported, connected and accountable communities is […]
The television show, The Bachelor has recently wrapped up its most recent season. The show has one male and many females that he is dating at the same time in hopes of finding love and proposing at the end of the season. It is a highly rated show with other shows in the franchise: The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor […]
10% of Indiana teens experience physical dating violence. Due to recent events in an Indiana community, parents may be looking for resources on how to talk to their teens about healthy relationships. The ICADV Youth Council created the Stand4Respect website to help adults navigate these critical conversations. Written by youth for adults, Stand4Respect gives adults […]
No breakup is ever easy. Whether it is a friend breakup or a partner break up, people on both sides of the relationship can get hurt. How can adults help teens heal the hurt and move on? It is not an easy process to go through alone and genuine support will often make a large […]
We’re students, athletes, believers, siblings, friends, and most importantly Americans. In the past week we’ve seen our communities lose sight of the ideals we value most. It feels like everything breaking apart, that we’re divided when we should be united. The people we want to stand up for are our neighbors, friends, and siblings, but […]
My younger sister is lying on the couch across from where I’m writing this, loudly complaining of boredom. For most fourteen-year-olds, this is a common occurrence. I know it certainly was when I was her age. Similar to unemployment, the first few weeks of summer are a relaxing, blissful affair, until the endless lethargy sets […]
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
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.