February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Here are a few ways to GET INVOLVED!

The Butterfly Effect

February 1 - 29

The #ButterflyEffect is a month long social media initiative taking place in high schools across South County. Students follow our #butterflyeffect challenges by checking #butterflyeffect calendars posted in each school or keeping up with our youth instagram page @dvrcyouthsquad daily. Every post with any of our social media accounts tagged and using #butterflyeffect will be entered into a drawing for free dinner and a movie at South County Commons.

Dinner At Moe's!

February 19
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for dinner at Moe's and a portion of your bill is donated to DVRC for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Dinner at Coal Fired Pizza!

February 27
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us in Westerly and a portion of your bill is donated to DVRC for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

June 22
Mermaid Prom is an annual Straight Gay Alliance dance meant to help students from Straight Gay Alliances across Washington County network and collaborate with one another. The Prom Planning committee is open to college and high school students who are interested in planning, decorating, and promoting the dance. Mermaid Prom is hosted at the Gender and Sexuality Center at URI.

Mermaid Prom!

Available by request year round

Classroom Presentations

to book a presentation, please contact: ytorres@dvrcsc.org

We have created presentations that help teens understand topics like healthy relationships and boundaries, cyberspace safety, and resources we offer at the agency. Explore our presentations and contact US to schedule a presentation for your classroom or organization. 

How would you help?
Are you in a healthy relationship?
Teen Safety Plan
Teen Support Group

Student Advisory Meeting Dates

(all Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm)

October 16

January 15

March 18

June 3

We want to hear your ideas! DVRC’s Student Advisory Council is open to high school students (14-18 years old) wanting to learn more about the agency, give input on events and presentations, talk about fundraisers and how to get your schools more involved in ending violence.  


The Advisory Council will meet four times over the school year, totaling about 6 hours of participation.  This Advisory Council is perfect for students doing community service hours or as a part of their Senior Project. We are happy to discuss school or volunteer credit as well.


We’re looking for energetic, engaged, and caring students who want to make a difference! Contact ytorres@dvrcsc.org for more information.    

other resources:


Proud Member of the Rhode Island CoalitionAgainst Domestic Violence

DVRC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization

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