We are proud to support loveisrespect, Futures Without Violence, domestic violence resource and capacity building centers, state and territorial domestic violence coalitions, tribal organizations, and the national domestic violence hotline, all of which work to address and end domestic violence in communities across the Nation. As the mother to boy/girl twins who just turned thirteen years old, I know I sure am, especially when I hear words like Teen Dating Violence (TDV). Being a young person today is so incredibly different and I believe more difficult too than it was even just a decade ago..what could possibly be going on in their world that I need to be on top of right now? If you've been wondering about teens, teen dating and this issue called Teen Dating Violence. As of 2012, one third of young people between the ages of 14-20 in the United States have experienced Teen Dating Violence (TDV), which includes exposure to new media, such as the internet, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and highlighted by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Take part in the social media efforts at #teen DVAM to promote healthy relationships for teens.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is the primary federal funder for domestic violence emergency shelter and supportive services.
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence coordinates a center for healthy relationships for teens that develops tools, posters, curricula, model policies, etc.
To find out how teens are mobilizing in your community, please contact your state domestic violence coalition. Or they can call the 24/7/365 hotline at 1-866-331-9474.
You can make a huge difference in the lives of children and teens.
One study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence followed children from kindergarten through 18 years of age.Fact: A person who wants to have sex with you does not necessarily love you.Love involves much more than physical attraction and takes time to develop. Nearly 42 million, or over 12%, of people in the United States (population=318 million) are youth between the ages of 10-18, according to the United States Census.While TDV has no socio-economic barriers and can occur at any age, according to the CDC, and a majority of the research available, age 11 is identified as the universal age these abusive acts begin to occur. Every day in America, nearly one in two teenagers, or about half of all youth who are in a relationship feel they are "being threatened, pressured and/or controlled to do things they do not want to do." Approximately 72% of eighth and ninth graders are "dating" and more than half of all high school students report seeing TDV among their peers.Interestingly, 75% of victims will tell a friend or peer.