February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence occurs between two people in a close relationship.The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.They might also engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.Teaching healthy relationship skills and changing norms about violence can help prevent teen dating violence.
Interface believes that no one ever deserves to be abused, especially within the context of an intimate relationship, and that all individuals should have the opportunity to exercise their right to define their personal relationships and spaces as violence-free zones.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to happen at all.
Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.
Department of Education, August 2013 Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013 Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) Study National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2013 Review of the Findings From Project D.