National teen dating violence awareness week

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HHS Federal Dating Violence Awareness Events The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in the Family and Youth Services Bureau strives to bring visibility to the work of advocates, the strength of victims, and the Federal initiatives addressing the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence every day.

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.

To support the National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit the month’s official web page.

Learn more about TDVAM events in your community with this handy calendar.

Help us celebrate healthy relationships and join us in taking action to help spread awareness and prevent dating violence!

Here’s how you can help: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates -- we’ll be hosting in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC -- and tell your family and friends that everyone deserves a healthy and respectful relationship!

Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.

Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.

It is important to understand and recognize the signs of teen dating violence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dating violence is not about love, it is about power and control.

“Dating violence involves a pattern of behaviors that one partner uses to try to control the other.

Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Each year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.

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