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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Project

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Project

“When I was 15, I met this guy and we became a couple. He became controlling and verbally abusive, and then finally it led to him hitting me… and then he was choking me on the stairs.” —Teen Dating Violence Victim

As many as one-third of teens experience some form of abuse in their romantic dating relationships. As teens form their first romantic relationships, they often are unclear about what constitutes a healthy relationship. The effects of teenage dating violence can result in detrimental consequences to a young woman’s health that can last a lifetime.

For more information read the White Paper: Teen Dating Violence.

The Teen Dating Violence Awareness project raises awareness about teenage dating violence, and provides resources to teens and their families to prevent or end this violence. Here are some ways you can help:

Take action to stop teen dating violence Learn more about teenage dating violence facts

Mark Your Calendar…

  • February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month


If you or someone you know is experiencing teen dating violence, call the Love is Respect Dating Abuse Hotline at 1-866-331-9474 for immediate assistance. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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