The website offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to get involved and learn more about dating abuse prevention and awareness this February.
The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
Learn more about healthy relationships with these resources.
Teen DVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.
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The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page.
1 in 3 young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships.
Understanding the warning signs is key to ending the cycle of abuse.
Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.
With their adult allies, youth activists achieved a major victory in 20 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Whether it’s innovative violence prevention programs, hosting public campaigns or championing effective laws and policies, we inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.