National dating violence awareness month
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.Help Someone Today If you or someone you know who is in an abusive dating relationship, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 7 days a week at 866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Confidential help is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
To support the National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit the month’s official web page.
Learn more about TDVAM events in your community with this handy calendar.
This landmark legislation, led by then Senator Joe Biden, combined new provisions that hold offenders accountable and provide programs and services for victims.
Between 19, the overall rate of domestic violence dropped nearly two-thirds and state laws have reformed to address issues such as dating abuse in the workplace, stalking, employment discrimination and more.