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Special Feature: Teen Dating Violence - Related Resources

Following are federal or federally-supported sites and initiatives that focus on teen dating violence:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Dating Matters® Initiative
    Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships is the CDC’s teen dating violence prevention initiative. It focuses on 11– to 14–year–olds in high-risk, urban communities and includes preventive strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
  • Teen Dating Violence
    This section of the CDC site provides information about teen dating violence and access to topical resources.

Department of Education:

  • Safe Place to Learn
    The Safe Place to Learn resource package provides a range of materials to support school efforts to prevent and eliminate peer-to-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

  • Dating Violence
    This section of the WomensHealth.gov site presents a compilation of online dating violence information and resources.
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs
    This site offers resources to help equip child welfare professionals with information on how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ):

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC):

  • LoveIsRespect.org
    Funded in part by OVC, the LoveIsRespect.org website promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources, including information about the National Dating Abuse Helpline, accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships.
  • Teen Dating Violence
    This section of the OVC website provides access to publications, information about related organizations, and additional materials that address teen dating violence.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW):

  • Dating Violence
    OVW provides information on the U.S. Department of Justice's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women and responds to requests for information regarding violence against women, including teen dating violence.
  • Protecting Students from Sexual Assault
    This section of the OVW website provides information on sexual violence on college campuses, grant programs to help institutions adopt comprehensive responses to dating violence among students, prevention resources, and more.

Additional Resource:

  • Youth.gov: Dating Violence Prevention
    This site provides information about efforts aimed at preventing dating violence among teens and highlights research that has been conducted on the topic.

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