Dating Matters is expected to be available to other communities interested in preventing teen dating violence by early 2018.
During the month of February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Months provides an opportunity for prevention and healing for victims According to the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, approximately 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
Lauderdale, Florida; and Oakland, California as part of an ongoing CDC demonstration project.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
The Helpline also has peer advocates available via live chat from p.m. If you need help or know someone who may need someone to talk to, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
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.
Learn more about TDVAM events in your community with this handy calendar.
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.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.