February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and each year SYLC runs a media campaign to help educate teens in Sitka about dating violence, the signs, and the resources that are available to teens.
In 2016, SYLC members posted daily facts about TDV and encouraged conversation using the #knowthesigns hashtag. They made daily school announcements about TDV and distributed the poster to the right throughout school and town.
If you have questions about Teen Dating Violence or think that you need help, call SAFV's crisis hotline at 800-478-6511.
Healthy Me, Healthy We Campaign
Just in time for 2019's Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Sitka Youth Leadership is proud to launch the Healthy Me, Healthy We Campaign! This campaign aims to increase awareness of dating violence and promote healthy relationships among teens. SYLC believes a healthy relationship starts with a healthy me.
We are also very happy to announce the release of our new materials as part of this campaign! SYLC has put up posters and stickers in businesses throughout Sitka. The video below can also be seen in movie theaters in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan
SYLC would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) for supporting our campaign and distributing our materials throughout the state! Every school in Alaska will be receiving our materials. Additionally, students might recognize SYLC's design in ads taken out by CDVSA on Snapchat and YouTube.
This collection of posters and stickers were developed, designed, and created by the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC). SYLC is a group of youth based out of Sitka who strive to promote positive values such as acceptance, diversity, and equity in their schools and communities. These materials were created for one of their ongoing campaigns focusing on healthy teen relationships. Over the last year, SYLC worked with a graphic designer to bring these and two other campaign concepts to life. Before creating these materials, members attended in depth trainings about imagery in advertising and media to gather knowledge on how to convey the best message possible. Everything from the background colors to the big, bold tagline came from the minds of students in SYLC. SYLC will release these posters, and the others they developed, over the course of the year in conjunction with their various other campaign events and projects.
Love is Respect: loveisrespect.org
Offers help for those involved in an unhealthy or abusive relationship with guidance over text, online chat, or by phone. Peer Advocates also helps answer any kind of questions about dating in general or a specific relationship 24/7.
That's not Cool: https://thatsnotcool.com
Break the Cycle: http://www.breakthecycle.org/learn-about-dating-violence
Supports youth leadership and education by creating a healthy relationship culture guided by the National Youth Advisory Board as loveisrespect. Break the Cycle experts train adults on how to promote healthy relationships and how to support youth survivors. Gives out resources and how to end unhealthy relationships safely.
Resources and help in Sitka: safv.org
SAFV operates a 24/7 crisis line by staff trained in crisis intervention and domestic violence. SAFV offers confidential support for people in any type of violent situation or with impending safety concerns. SAFV also has a shelter for women and children who are current or past victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Resources and help in Alaska: www.andvsa.org/