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Break the Cycle – engages, educates and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from dating and domestic violence, Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. See Dating Violence 101.

The Date Safe Project – through interactive presentations, educational resources, and unique national initiatives, The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how "asking first" makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault, Greenfield, WI.


Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with Liz Claiborne Inc. – a 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence, Atlanta, GA. See announcement, talking points and fact sheet.

Dating Violence Intervention Program, Transition House – provides education, intervention, and youth empowerment through classroom education and peer leader training to local youth. The DVIP program prevents teens from accepting violence in their relationships and teaches healthy and respectful standards of behavior, Cambridge, MA.

Deana’s Educational Theater – preventing bullying, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault by developing and producing high impact programs to promote healthy relationships. Our professional actors are specially trained to lead dynamic discussions following each performance. Deana's Educational Theater now has the Yellow Dress available on DVD, Stoneham, MA.


[Ending Violence], Break the Cycle and Mary Kay Foundation – an innovative curriculum that will provide you with tools to help teens prevent and safely end abusive relationships, understand their legal rights and responsibilities and create a framework for building healthy relationships in the future.

Face the Issue Campaign, Abuse: Does he tell you he loves you when he's hitting you? You're not alone. Copyright © 2003, ijane inc.

GirlsAllowed – providing young girls with information, food for thought and resources that can help them identify, build and maintain healthy relationships as they go through life. Equally important, girls can learn how to identify and avoid unhealthy relationships, Bloomington, IL.


Healthy Teen Relationships, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA.


I Am Courageous, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence – ever wish that you had the words to call someone out when you know what they're doing is wrong? Or wish that you could help make a change? That's what this website is all about! Here, you'll learn about how to use your voice to help end dating abuse. Explore this site to education yourself on relationship rights and responsibilities, learn tips and tools for speaking out and to find out how to start your own club to make a change. One voice can make a change. Many voices can create a movement for change. Be courageous. Be the change, Tallahassee, FL.


Jennifer Ann's Group, The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group – the foremost goal is to educate others about the very real danger of teen dating violence. They have educational cards that help to identify abusive relationships as well as offer practical advice on how to protect yourself. Contact cards@jenniferann.org to request free educational cards.


Know the Red Flags about Dating Violence designed to help young adults form healthy relationships by learning to spot and deal with the warning signs of dating violence, Texas Council on Family Violence, Austin, TX.

Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund supports the prevention of relationship violence primarily through the education of teens, parents, educators, and the public, North Kingstown, RI.


Love Is Not Abuse, Liz Claiborne, Inc., New York, NY.


m.powerment by mark. – a philanthropic initiative committed to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rates of partner violence, and mark want to change the statistics.


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline Loveisrespect.org 1-866-331-9474 and 1-866-331-8453 TTY – a resource that can be accessed by internet or phone. The Helpline offers real-time one-on-one support from trained advocates and provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.


NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy an initiative of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, with support from the Avon Foundation for Women and m.powerment by mark through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. The Academy offers workshops on the topics of dating violence and healthy relationships for adolescents, young adults and parents. Each workshop is facilitated by two trained Peer Educators and consists of highly interactive activities designed to encourage discussion and critical thinking about the challenging topic of relationships. The Academy also offers training for staff members of organizations who work with adolescents and young adults on the topic of dating violence, New York, NY.


One Student – is a non-profit organization that provides cutting edge programs, resources and opportunities that engage students to create social change to reduce sexual violence. We provide studients and their allies with programs, resources and opportunities to address sexual violence. Read Pledge.


Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Blue Shield of California Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Purple Ribbon Council we are on a mission to educate youth, engage communities and empower families to promote healthy relationships. We envision a world where future generations stand and work together to prevent teen dating violence BEFORE it starts. We  aim to disrupt socially and culturally  entrenched attitudes, behaviors and systems that normalize abuse and violence in relationships, Phoenix, AZ.


The Red Flag Campaign, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses, Charlottesville, Richmond and Toano, VA.


Relationship Abuse Prevention Project – a project of the Family Violence Law Center, Oakland, CA.


Respect WORKS! – integrates Hazelden Publishing's evidence-based Safe Dates with Break the Cycle's School Policy Kit, [Ending Violence] and Speak.Act.Change programs to give middle and highschools, youth service providers and domestic violence agencies the tools they need to respond effectively to teen dating violence issue on and off campus.


Sex 'N' Respect working to create communities free of sexual violence; where young people are enjoying positive, respectful and pleasurable experiences of sexuality and relationships free of pressure, coercion, harm or violence, Grey Lynn, Auckland, NZ.


Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, seven million young people visit Sexetc.org and thousands read out national magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. We've helped teens with answers to their questions about sex and relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!


Stand4Respect.org, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence – teen dating violence is preventable. And adults who care for kids ~ parents, teacher, mentors, youth leaders, administrators, ministers, coaches, grandparents, godparents, kinfolk, all of us ~ are in positions that enable us to get in front of this problem. The kids that we love are guided by our example and we are mostly in charge of the homes, classrooms, hallways, clubs, locker rooms, and congregations that they occupy. By working together, we can use our knowledge, partnerships, resources and determination to ensure that the spaces that our kids occupy are safe, and to establish respectful relationships as the expected norm. The Indiana teens featured in this site came together for this purpose ~ to tell adults about the impact that teen dating violence has in their lives and to ask us to take a stand with them to end it. This is what our kids deserve, Indianapolis, IN.


Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, Futures Without Violence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Blue Shield of California Foundation – think of this site as a resource companion for your work with teens on dating violence prevention. After four years of Start Strong's successful middle school healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention programming, we have a treasure trove of lessons to share. You'll find insights that can guide important decisions about white strategies to use and how to execute them. You'll also find inspiration and examples from people and programs that have been in your shoes before. Whether you're new to this work or have been at it for a long time, whether you're a principal, school volunteer, concerned parent, pastor or advocate ~ we have something to share with you. Equipped with our insights and your will to make a difference, your community can help start middle schoolers on the road to healthy relationships, San Francisco, CA.


Step Up Speak Out, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition – a campaign aimed at young adults, ages 16-24, to increase awareness of the many images of violence against women that they see in today’s media, how these images contribute to the use of violence in relationships, and how to intervene appropriately when they witness behaviors that contribute to this problem, Lincoln, NE.


Teen Dating Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.


Teen Dating Violence, Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment Board, Lansing, MI.


Teen Dating Violence, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.

Introduced legislation

Percentage of High School Students Who Experienced Dating Violence

State Laws on Teen Dating Violence


Teen Dating Violence, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Washington, DC.


Teen Dating Violence, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month – a collaborative national effort to raise public awareness, increase critical services and support efforts to build healthy relationships and prevent dating abuse, Washington, DC.

Teen Justice Initiative, Texas Advocacy Project – provides information on dating violence, unhealthy relationships, where victims can get help, tips on how to stay safe and legal rights, Austin, TX.

teenpcar.com – R.A.P.E. (Resistance, Ability, Power, Equality), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Enola, PA.


TeensThinkWhat.com, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape – Ever wonder what your teens are thinking? We asked them, and their responses might surprise you. When it comes to sexual violence, our kids are confused and wise beyond their years all at once. The fact is that teens are at the highest risk for sexual violence, and one in four girls and one in six guys will be victimized by age 18. It's a tough subject, but teens need your help to get the facts straight. Read on to learn about the issues and for tips on how you, as a parent, can respond, Enola, PA.


That's Not Cool.com – attempting to raise awareness about digital dating abuse and stop it before it gets worse. Sponsored and co-created by Futures Without Violence, the Ad Council and the Office on Violence Against Women, the site is designed to address new and complicated problems between teens who are dating or hooking up – problems like constant and controlling texting, pressuring for rude pictures, and breaking into someone's e-mail or social networking page, San Francisco, CA. See Ambassadors Program.


A Thin LineMTV's campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built upon the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.

TNblue.org, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence – What is consent? What is sexual assault? What is teen dating violence?, Nashville, TN.

Training Camps for Life and LiveRespect Pledge, National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and Verizon Foundation.


WashingTeenHelp – is managed by the statewide nonprofit WithinReach. It was developed as part of a federal grant from the Office of Adolescent Health in partnership with Washington State Department of Health, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Attorney General's Office, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. WashingTeenHelp.org was designed to connect pregnant and parenting teens to heath information, state benefit programs, and community-specific support resources. This website offers valuable information and resources for all teens including topics such as relationships, dating violence, general and sexual health, pregnancy, parenting, legal resources, and planning for the future, Seattle, WA.

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