Category - Teen
In his teen dating violence awareness & prevention month proclamation president obama called on all americans to stand against dating violence when we see it. At a time when an estimated 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence we all must take this opportunity to amplify our efforts and shine a spotlight on this important issue. National teen dating violence awareness and prevention month teen dating violence also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse harassment or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or. Of students who reported dating, 21 of girls and 10 of boys reported experiencing physical violence andor sexual violence from a dating partner in the past 12 months. 23 of females and 14 of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence between ages 11. 1thing february is teen dating violence awareness month, or tdvam for short. Every february across the united states, teens and those who support them join together for a national effort to raise awareness to teen dating violence. during national teen dating violence awareness and prevention month, we recognize the urgency needed in addressing this problem and recommit to preventing it by educating our youth about its dangers and consequences, and reaffirm the basic human right to be free from violence. February is teen dating violence awareness and prevention month and we have tons of amazing activities planned all month long. Teen dating violence awareness month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating violence among young people. The following year, congress followed the lead of dozens of national, state and local organizations in sounding the call to end dating abuse. Both chambers declared the first full week in february national teen dating violence prevention and awareness week. Then in 2010, they began dedicating the entire month of february to teen dating.