Level Up: Preventing Teen Dating Violence

First partner. First kiss. First time. It all starts with consent.

two African American teens sit next to each other in the evening with a darkened city street behind them with text that says 'Talking about consent can be awkward.'

Beginning December 2021, we are building on our #LevelUp teen sexual assault prevention campaign (released last year) to promote communication and consent in teen relationships. As well as provide resources for preventing teen dating violence. This campaign will encourage teens, as well as parents and educators, to get educated and become informed to help stop sexual violence before it starts. Follow SCCADVASA on Instagram to become a part of the conversation and choose to #LevelUp.

We know that talking about consent can be awkward. But, all healthy relationships start with communication.

Prevention starts with education and communication.

Level up your knowledge, level up your game. #LevelUpForChange

So what’s next? Utilize the many resources on this website to help you learn what healthy relationships look like and how to identify the signs of abuse. Prevention starts with communication and education, so we encourage you to get educated in order to be a strong, supportive individual who stands up and speaks out against sexual violence.

Level Up with Respect. Level Up with Consent.

#LevelUp with Respect

#LevelUp with Consent

Negative beliefs and behaviors surrounding gender stereotypes and what it means to “Be a Man” are among us. We can change what the future looks like, starting with ourselves.

**It’s time to hold yourself and others accountable. It’s time to Level Up with respect.

**It’s time to treat others like human beings, not objects to be conquered. It’s time to Level Up with consent.

So what’s next? Below are resources available to help you become a strong, supportive individual and advocate who stands up and speaks out against sexual violence.

REMEMBER: If you are in an abusive or violent relationship, help is available

Visit the “Get Help” Page on our website, find your local service provider, and reach out today.