February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Approximately 1 in 10 teenagers nationwide who were in a relationship within the past 12 months were hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object by their dating partner, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. To raise awareness and explore ways to prevent teen dating violence, President Obama has proclaimed that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. OVC highlights the following websites, which provide comprehensive information about preventing dating violence and assisting its victims.