Dating violence awareness prevention month

Congress declared the entire month of February to be National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month four years later in 2010.

This measure would proclaim the month of February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and would encourage all Californians to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise awareness about teen dating violence.

Dating violence can occur in any relationship, whether it is casual and short-term or long-term and monogamous, and any young person can experience dating violence or other unhealthy relationship behaviors -- regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Another great resource, the Teen dating bill of rights can be found at These sites contain information that can help support your advocacy efforts when working directly with teens.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

According to the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project, "The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore - the issue affects not just youth but their families, schools and communities as well.

In 2013, people all over Wisconsin coordinated their TDVPAM events with One Billion Rising.

February 14 is the focal day for One Billion Rising activities.

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