Dating violence awareness month 2016

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After all, one in three teens will experience some form of abuse in a dating relationship, and we think that’s one too many.Since part of our mission is to empower young people to build healthy relationships, this year we wanted to focus on a theme to help you do just that.February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence occurs between two people in a close relationship.The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.At a rate far higher than other forms of youth violence, teen dating violence impacts 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.

This is a time for people all over the country to come together and raise awareness about the important issue of teen dating violence.Our theme for February is “Love is Setting Boundaries,” because so many people come to us with questions about boundaries! Agreeing on and respecting each other’s boundaries make each partner feel safe and heard, which is so important for keeping a relationship healthy.You have the right to set your boundaries and have them respected at all times.National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth Teen Dating Violence Resources NCFY’s resources for youth workers include summaries of new research, Q&A’s with experts, and articles about what youth programs are doing to combat dating violence.Being a teen isn’t an easy experience, and navigating relationships as a teen definitely isn’t an easy experience.

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