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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

eAbout 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.

How can Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and take action

toward a solution – both at home and in our communities.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage parents to talk with their teens about healthy relationships.

  • Ask teachers to hold classroom discussions about dating violence and prevention – or to invite speakers in to talk about these issues.

  • Help schools to create policies that support healthy relationships and involve student voices.

How can I help spread the word?

We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:

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