Dating violence awareness
Lauderdale, Florida; and Oakland, California as part of an ongoing CDC demonstration project.
For more information about each of these communities, view the Dating Matters grantee profiles.
Abuse includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse.
Visit youth.gov, loveisrespect.org, for conversation starters and resources. Use #teen DVmonth and #loveisrespect to share on social media.
During February, follow loveisrespect, our project with Break the Cycle, for information about how to get involved during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month).
During the month of February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Months provides an opportunity for prevention and healing for victims According to the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, approximately 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
As they’re grappling with constant messages from ever-evolving technology, figuring out what’s healthy and not healthy can be overwhelming for young people.February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.Did you know that in a recent national survey, 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the 12 months before the survey?Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.