Dating violence awareness prevention month
The website offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to plan awareness-raising activities in February.
Consider one of the following activities: The staff at OVW and I are excited to dive into the month of February and make the increased focus on teen dating violence the new norm as we welcome 2013 – A year that we hope will mark progress and positive change in the field of domestic, sexual and teen dating violence prevention.
Teen dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim.
It can include physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal violence or abuse, financial control and stalking.
Cyberbullying also was linked to teen dating violence.
Hurters hurt,” says Esta Soler, Founder and President of Futures Without Violence. In particular, we need to help kids from violent families, kids who have been bullied or kids who have been sexually abused from getting involved or staying in an assaultive relationship.” We’ll be talking about the importance of such programs at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.
“With evidence building in support of the link between childhood exposure to violence and abusive and unhealthy relationships later in life, the need for programs that prevent violence before it occurs is clearer than ever.” According to Sherry Hamby, lead author of the new study, “We know that some youth are just generally more at risk for everything than other youth.
Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?
Discover the warning signs, learn how to get help and make a game plan so that you can make a difference in your community!