Teen dating violence
Intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence, family violence, and dating violence, occurs throughout the country every day. It impacts victims and witnesses physically, psychologically, and socially. Unlike most other crimes, domestic violence is usually not a sudden, isolated, and unexpected incident. It may involve years of emotional and psychological trauma, as well as physical injuries that may become increasingly more severe and...
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
More than two-thirds of youths (ages 12–18) who were in a relationship or had been in one in the past year reported that they had been victimized (69 percent) or perpetrated relationship abuse (63 percent), according to 2013–2014 data from the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence. This same National Institute of Justice funded survey...
Review of the Findings From Project D.A.T.E.: Risky Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Among At-Risk Adolescents
Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. This site provides access to resources to raise awareness during this annual commemoration.
This initiative promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships. The Loveisrespect.org helpline provides 24/7 phone, text and chat services to victims of dating violence; service providers and allied professionals; and concerned parents, friends and other members of the community.
Dating Matters is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.
This section of the National Institute of Justice website provides research and other information on teen dating violence, including articles and publications.
Building off a long history of research in the area of intimate partner violence, the National Institute of Justice is now looking to relationships during adolescence to understand the factors that put individuals at risk for involvement in abusive romantic relationships as adults.
This national public education initiative partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse.