Access and download teen dating violence information, curricula, strategies, and tools.
This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
You have the power to stop incidents of abuse by: gathering a group to talk to the abuser, creating a distraction, speaking up and letting the abuser know their actions are not ok, telling a trusted adult about what you saw, or calling the police.
While calling 911 can be overwhelming, it’s important to involve the police if you feel your or someone else’s safety has been threatened or is in danger.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.
Pigott (Loyola University Chicago) Published online February 18, 2016, in the AERA peer-reviewed journal *De La Rue was a doctoral student with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign at the time of the paper's submission.