February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Access resources that support victims of teen dating violence and can assist your awareness efforts.
In his Proclamation, President Biden states, “During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to ending this scourge of our society and providing our young people every chance to live the fulfilling and productive lives they deserve.”
Nearly 1 in 11 female and about 1 in 14 male high school students report having experienced physical dating violence in the last year. About 1 in 8 female and 1 in 26 male high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn about ways to raise awareness and access resources for victims of teen dating violence on the OVC-funded love is respect website. Teens, young adults, and their loved ones can contact the 24/7 confidential love is respect helpline by phone, text, or online chat to receive support.