In a 12 month period, one in 10 high school students nationwide reported they were physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend, and still more experienced verbal or emotional abuse like shaming, bullying, or threats.
NNEDV Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Series: While there are so many good causes, rarely will you find an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women.
It is likely that someone in your neighborhood, office, or extended family is in danger right now.
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Help Someone Today If you or someone you know who is in an abusive dating relationship, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 7 days a week at 866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Confidential help is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
It will also explore how domestic and sexual violence movements can meet the unique needs of young people experiencing dating and domestic violence.
In addition, the session will highlight lessons learned and recommendations from Queer Collaborations (Q-Lab), an OVW-funded project that provides full spectrum support, innovative prevention work, and intervention strategies for LGBTQ youth survivors of violence, while addressing the underlying conditions that create health and safety disparities for youth experiencing violence.NATIONAL TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH, 2012 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In America, an alarming number of young people experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as part of a controlling or violent dating relationship.The consequences of dating violence -- spanning impaired development to physical harm -- pose a threat to the health and well-being of teens across our Nation, and it is essential we come together to break the cycle of violence that burdens too many of our sons and daughters.We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.This month, we recommit to providing critical support and services for victims of dating violence and empowering teens with the tools to cultivate healthy, respectful relationships.