Abuse against dating teen
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.
Communication is key to exercising mutual respect, establishing healthy boundaries and understanding each other’s needs.
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.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.
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.