Dating violence awareness month 2016
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference.
The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like preventing teen dating violence.
It happens in person and electronically with current or former partners. However, many teens don’t report it because they’re afraid to tell friends and family.
CDC’s initiative Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships promotes respectful, nonviolent relationships among youth in high-risk, urban communities.
The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like teen dating violence.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today.
Throughout the month of February, there will be several Federal awareness events taking place to highlight the issue of teen dating violence, such as webinars or conference calls.
Even if you don’t see the warning signs, learning how to create healthy relationships and avoid abusive ones are skills that will last a lifetime.
And if your teen is experiencing abuse, it’s important to know how to help.
Dating violence is preventable when teens, families, organizations, and communities come together and implement effective prevention efforts. “It isn’t enough to tell young people not to engage in violent behaviors.
We have to teach young people what healthy relationship behaviors are and give them the skills to use them if we want to help them engage in respectful, safe relationships.