Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence in teen and young adult relationships. Young people across the country have been working for years to end dating violence. Advocates and other key stakeholders in the violence against women movement took note and urged Congress to include the issue of teen dating violence in the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. In 2006, Congress dedicated the first full week of February as National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week. In 2010, Congress extended the week-long commemoration to span the entire month of February.
To learn more about National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, visit TeenDV month. The TeenDV month website is sponsored by Break the Cycle and Love is Respect. The website offers a number of resources for teens, students, advocates, educators, and others to take action and promote awareness of teen dating violence in their communities.