At STAND!, we recognize awareness-building campaigns that intersect with family violence. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we’re working all month long to spread the word about healthy relationships and violence prevention.
Get the facts
- In the U.S., dating abuse affects around 1.5 million teens annually
- 1 in every 3 young people experiences verbal, emotional, physical or sexual dating violence in their relationship
- 30 percent of adolescent girls (ages 15 to 19) who are killed every year in the U.S. die at the hands of an abusive partner
- In the past year, 1,579 teens participated in STAND!’s You Never Win With Violence presentations
- 385 teenage girls participated in our Expect Respect support groups
Know your options
Parents who would like to learn more about teen dating violence and how to talk to their kids about healthy relationships should visit www.loveisrespect.org.
Teens (of all gender identities and sexual orientations) experiencing dating abuse can call STAND!’s 24-hour, toll-free crisis and counseling line at 888-215-5555.
Join the discussion
Use #teenDVmonth to join the discussion on social media all month long, #orange4love on February 9 for Wear Orange Day and #RespectWeek2016 to promote Respect Week (February 8-12). Love Is Respect has a great Respect Week guide that makes online advocacy easy. The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence empowers social justice allies to become a #PreventionStar with their campaign toolkit.