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What is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and Why Does it Matter?

1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men who experienced rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is designed to amplify your voice and experiences in relationships— we want to uplift what’s healthy and what is unhealthy or even abusive. This is so important that in 2010, Congress declared Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month every February. Teens, young adults, and their loved ones unite to spotlight the real harm young people experience online, on campus, and at home.

Together, prevention and education can keep us safe and create the healthy and fun relationships we all deserve. love is respect brings awareness to teen dating violence, and unites teens, young adults, and those who support them in a national effort to promote healthy relationships and prevent future abuse.”

Resources for parents

Resources for teens

Request a speaker for your school or youth group

AWARE volunteer and intern interest form


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