February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

dating violenceDid you know:

  • 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds other types of youth violence
  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence (almost triple the national average)
  • Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence

The Oneida County Health Department’s – Reproductive Health Clinic is promoting awareness of that starts this week. Throughout the month of February, teens and organizations across the country will be working together to raise awareness about teen dating violence. For more information on , go to: . This website addresses thousands of teens and young adults every month about their relationship concerns and questions.

The Oneida County Health Department’s – Reproductive Health Clinic is promoting awareness of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month) that starts this week. Throughout the month of February, teens and organizations across the country will be working together to raise awareness about teen dating violence. For more information on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, go to: www.loveisrespect . This website addresses thousands of teens and young adults every month about their relationship concerns and questions.

Want to get involved?

  • The National Youth Advisory Board is hosting Respect Week Feb. 9-13. Download the Respect Week 2015 toolkit for ideas and activities for raising awareness in your school and community!
  • Wear Orange 4 Love. Encourage your friends and family to wear something orange on Tuesday, Feb. 10 – hats, shirts, pants, nail polish, accessories, anything orange will do! Let people know you’re wearing orange to show your support for healthy relationships.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, a partner of http://www.loveisrespect.org/ , provides 24/7 support, resources, and hope to victims of domestic violence, their friends, and family. Learn more at www.thehotline.org

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