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February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Every year, teens and allies gather to raise awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This annual, month-long push focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

To understand the scope of this issue, check out these statistics:

  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.

  • Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.

  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.

  • The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.


We have developed a robust campaign to LEARN. ACT. CHANGE. Stay tuned for future posts and ways you can be involved.

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