If you would feel more comfortable chatting online with an advocate, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline has a Live Chat.
15.5 million children in the United States live in families where domestic violence was perpetrated in the past year.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.
Did you know that in a recent national survey, 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the 12 months before the survey?
Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.
Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
It is what happens in a teen dating relationship when one person uses abuse to gain power and keep control over his or her partner.