Teen Dating Violence

CDC Releases 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey report.

Justice Department Research Shows That School-Level Interventions Reduce Dating Violence by up to 50 Percent

New research from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) that finds school-level interventions reduced dating violence among middle school students by up to 50 percent in 30 New York City public schools.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

The Justice Department worked with the Senate to designate the entire month of February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Early efforts to promote healthy, respectful dating relationships are more likely to prevent dating violence before the problem begins.

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen dating violence— also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.

The Halls Web Series

The Halls web series, presented by the Boston Public Health Commission, Division of Violence Prevention, is a tool that aims to prevent gender-based violence, promote healthy relationships among adolescents, and encourage young people to challenge the messages they hear about how to act in relationships.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Teen dating violence is an often-unrecognized subcategory of domestic violence. Although there is research on rates of crime and victimization related to teen dating violence, research that examines the problem from a longitudinal perspective and considers the dynamics and perceptions of teen romantic relationships is lacking.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

In his Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation President Obama called on all Americans “to stand against dating violence when we see it.” At a time when an estimated 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence we all must take this opportunity to amplify our efforts and shine a spotlight on this important issue.