Resources for teens who are dating

There are many organizations that provide direct services to young people who experience dating violence, as well as information to adults who are concerned about young people. National initiatives and campaigns are also in place to provide training, technical assistance, public awareness, and community programming focused on engaging youth, adults, and community members to address dating violence.

National Dating Abuse Helpline This hotline provides 24-hour national web-based and telephone resources to help teens experiencing dating abuse. Young people (as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and service providers) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or log on to the interactive website, loveisrespect.org, and receive immediate, confidential assistance.

Break the Cycle is a national nonprofit organization that provides preventive dating and domestic violence education and outreach to teens and young adults. www.breakthecycle.org

Love is Not Abuse Beginning in 2012, Break the Cycle is operating the Love is Not Abuse campaign and grassroots coalition of advocates. The campaign includes comprehensive resources for parents, a digital abuse curriculum and tips for engaging men and boys.
www.breakthecycle.org/join-love-not-abuse-coalition

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a...