1 in 3 young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships.Understanding the warning signs is key to ending the cycle of abuse.
Both Chambers of Congress have declared the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.
Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization exclusively providing comprehensive dating abuse programs to young people and adult allies.
Whether it’s innovative violence prevention programs, hosting public campaigns or championing effective laws and policies, we inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.
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.
Learn more about healthy relationships with these resources.
Teen DVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.
Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.
With their adult allies, youth activists achieved a major victory in 20 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.