National teen dating violence prevention month

For more information, please visit: – Healthy Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services – Safe Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Justice – U. Department of Justice Office of Adolescent Health – U. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Violence Against Women - U.

Each year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.

For a helpful introduction to the issue of teen dating violence, including how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence, visit VAWnet.org, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

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.

Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.

Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.

HHS Federal Dating Violence Awareness Events The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in the Family and Youth Services Bureau strives to bring visibility to the work of advocates, the strength of victims, and the Federal initiatives addressing the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence every day.

Throughout the month of February, there will be several Federal awareness events taking place to highlight the issue of teen dating violence, such as webinars or conference calls.

“Dating violence involves a pattern of behaviors that one partner uses to try to control the other.

That is why adults need to talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.

Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.

At a rate far higher than other forms of youth violence, teen dating violence impacts 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating violence among young people.