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Monthly Awareness Profiles

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month/ International Boost Self-Esteem Month/ National School Counseling Week- Feb 4-8/ Random Acts of Kindness Week- FEB 11-17/ Eating Disorders Awareness & Screening Week- FEB 25- MAR 3/February 

Teen Dating Violence Month

Every year during the month of February advocates join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved. Teen dating violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occuring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


Additional Information from Break The Cycle:

Types of Abuse:


Also visit:

Love Is Respect

Crisis Text Line

Teen Dating Violence


        Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence


                            Wear Orange 4 Love Day on February 12, 2019


International Self-esteem month

International Boost Self-Esteem Month is observed in February of each year. Boosting your self-esteem is great for fighting depression and anxiety and is good for your overall mental wellness. Self-esteem, simply put, is how you feel about yourself. While our self-esteem begins to develop in early childhood, it is not set in stone. In fact, self-esteem is ever-changing throughout your life. There may be times when your self-esteem is at an all time high, and others when it has taken an undesirable dip, perhaps due to a stressful life event or mental health struggle, like clinical depression. Everyone has the power to develop their self-esteem independent of help from others, and the benefits are significant.

HPA/ Live Well


Way to help your Self-Esteem:

Also visit:
Mental Health America
Psych Central



National Schhol Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2019, "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life," will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

American School Counseler Association


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