Teen DVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.
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.
Understanding the warning signs is key to ending the cycle of abuse.
Learn more about healthy relationships with these resources.
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.
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.
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
1 in 3 young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.
It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.