February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)
What is Teen Dating Violence?
Teen Dating Violence. Like Intimate Partner Violence, Teen Dating Violence (TDV) is violence or abuse by one person against another when involving individuals in an intimate relationship. In cases of TDV the individuals involved are most commonly but not always between the ages of 13 and 17.
One in Three
Studies have shown that one in three high school students experience physical and/or sexual violence from the person they are dating or “going out with.” With this statistic it’s imperative that we communicate and encourage healthy relationship habits. Learn more about warning signs and how to detect when abuse is happening.