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):

Combating Teen Dating Violence: Promising Research in Prevention and Intervention for Youth at-Risk video icon
This video and transcript of a webinar highlights prevention and intervention research that pertains to this issue.
The CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information pertaining to teen dating violence.
Relationship Dynamics and their Contribution to Adolescent Relationships and Dating Violence video icon
This March 2017 webinar provides information from two NIJ-funded longitudinal studies regarding important relationship dynamic contexts in dating violence among youth.
Teen Dating Violence
This page provides information on NIJ's research agenda to study teen dating violence and includes information on the activities of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence.
Teen Dating Violence: What Do We Know About Dating Violence From Adolescence Into Young Adulthood? video icon
This March 2016 webinar highlights information from NIJ/National Institutes of Health co-funded longitudinal studies about the progression of dating violence between adolescence and early adulthood.
The "Real World" of Dating Violence in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Portrait video icon
In this September 2014 seminar, Dr. Peggy Giordano of Bowling Green State University presents preliminary findings from the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS), focusing on a subset of survey respondents who had experienced violence within the context of their dating relationships.
Understanding Teen Dating Violence video graphic
In this interview of Dr. Peggy Giordano, she discusses her research on what characterizes teen dating violence and how it changes over time.
Webinar: Using Brief Interventions To Prevent Teen Dating Violence video graphic
In this moderated discussion, researchers, practitioners, and a policy advocate talk about the promise of brief interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high risk populations.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC):

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
This section of the WomensHealth.gov site presents a compilation of online dating violence information and resources.

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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