Teen Dating Violence Awareness

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

love is setting boundaries

According to the Family and Youth Services Bureau:


  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year
  • 1 in 3 teens has experienced some form of abuse by a dating partner
  • Runaway and homeless youth service providers estimate that 30-40 percent of youth they serve have experienced relationship abuse
  • Teens in unhealthy dating relationships may also experience coerced sex or birth control sabotage, increasing the risk of pregnancy


Wear Orange Day is February 9th — we encourage you to wear orange to show you support healthy teen relationships. Then post your photos online with the hashtag #orange4love

Respect Week is Feb. 8-12 #RespectWeek2016

#teenDVmonth is the official hashtag for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

For more information about Healthy Relationships go to the Love is Respect website.



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