Teen dating violence awareness week
Rosenbluth will be speaking at our National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence next month!
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is in full swing and for many communities that means local proclamations, student assemblies, and youth-led campaigns to raise awareness of this important issue.
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.
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.
The other forms of victimization experienced by teen dating violence victims frequently did not come at the hands of dating partners.
More than half of victims reported a history of some form of child abuse, with 40 percent of victims physically abused by a caregiver, and nearly 70 percent having witnessed violence in their families.
During February, follow loveisrespect, our project with Break the Cycle, for information about how to get involved during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month).
In 2005, the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.