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Granite State RESPECT Week 

About Granite State RESPECT Week:

Granite State RESPECT Week is a teen-centered campaign that took place in high schools across New Hampshire during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This initiative was made possible by HopeLine by Verizon, a Verizon Wireless Program working to end domestic violence through various initiatives, including funding projects that support victims and survivors of domestic violence and prioritize prevention.

The structure of this project is similar to a high school spirit week in that each day has a unique theme that ties into the greater message of teen dating violence awareness. Granite State RESPECT Week is based off of an initiative that was originally developed by in an effort to engage, educate and empower young people during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. NHCADSV and its 13 member programs have adopted this initiative and tailored it to meet the needs of New Hampshire schools. 

It was our hope that with the support of NHCADSV and local crisis center educators, New Hampshire high schools would adopt this initiative to promote healthy relationships and foster communities of respect in schools across NH. Granite State RESPECT Week was designed to empower schools and students to customize this project to reflect the needs and capacity of their school and community. There were no minimum or maximum requirements for school participation.

Goals of Granite State RESPECT Week:

  • Raise awareness about teen dating violence
  • Connect teens to support services
  • Promote healthy relationships
  • Foster a culture of respect in New Hampshire high schools 

Pre Planning Packet 

The Pre Planning Packet was designed to provide schools with the information and tools they need to prepare for Granite State RESPECT Week. This guide provides recommended steps that schools can take during December and January to set themselves up for a successful Granite State RESPECT Week. Complete with daily overviews, checklists and local crisis center information, the Pre Planning Packet aims to help schools get organized and start the planning process. 

Download Pre Planning Packet 

Granite State RESPECT Week Toolkit 
The Granite State RESPECT Week Toolkit is a comprehensive guide that provides schools with a step-by-step 
outline for implementing this initiative. Everything from outreach materials, such as flyers and social media guidelines, to activities and language for the morning announcements are included in the Toolkit. Features like the Video Library and Small Group Activity Index contain a wide variety of options for schools to choose from. The Toolkit was designed for flexibility; we encourage schools to customize Granite State RESPECT Week and make it their own. 

Download Implementation Guide
Download Social Media Guidelines 
Download Small Group Activity Index and Video Library 
Download Resources for Next Steps
Download Printable Handouts

If you have questions about Granite State RESPECT Week or need additional information, please contact Madison Lightfoot

Madison Lightfoot
Communications Coordinator 
(603)-224-8893 ext. 301

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