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Join our Young Hearts Matter Youth Leadership Board! Young people in Texas between the ages of 15-19 are encouraged to apply. Email the Prevention Team at prevention@tcfv.org.

Introducing the NEW YHM Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit
Introducing the NEW YHM Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit

The Prevention Team has re-envisioned the Young Hearts Matter: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit. The pieces contained in this toolkit aim to support your work with young and adult activists in a variety of settings. All of the items in the toolkit are avaliable to download, print, and use as you need.


Creative Action for Equality

is a youth engagement project in Texas. Inspire change by making art, teaching others and paving the way to a world where no one is ever hurt by someone they love.

Love Is Respect

is a free confidential helpline, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for teens and young people who have questions or concerns about their relationship.


offers 24/7 confidential support for sexual assault survivors.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

is a free, confidential line offering support to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

That’s Not Cool

is an interactive resource which provides information about digital boundaries and healthy online communication.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

is available 24/7 for support, resources, and more.

The Trevor Project

is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.


Young Hearts Matter Award Winners

Young Hearts Matter is celebrated during February with three special awards every year—Activist of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Texas Partner for Change.

  • This year, Isaiah Rogers received the Activist of the Year award.
  • Damariz Medina received the Advocate of the Year award.
  • The Texas Partner for Change Award went to the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s office.
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