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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 Health and Human Services (HHS):

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

National Institute of Justice (NIJ):

  • CrimeSolutions.gov
    The CrimeSolutions.gov Web site 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.
  • 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.
  • Understanding Teen Dating Violence
    In this interview of Dr. Peggy Giordano, she discusses her research on what characterizes teen dating violence and how it changes over time.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC):

  • Teen Dating Violence
    This section of the OVC Web site 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.
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline
    The National Dating Abuse Helpline launched to promote awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships.

Additional Resources:

  • The White House: 1 is 2 Many
    In concert with awareness programs occurring across Federal agencies, the "1 is 2 Many" White House initiative calls on young men and women to take action against dating violence and sexual assault and help advance public understanding of the realities of abuse.
  • FindYouthInfo.gov: Teen Dating Violence
    This site provides information about efforts aimed at preventing dating violence among teens and highlights research that has been conducted on the topic.
  • Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault
    This White House Web site provides information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.

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