Relationships can be fun but they can also be unhealthy, abusive, or even dangerous. Dating violence is too common a problem in our communities and is accompanied by a lack of awareness, creating long-lasting effects for victims. One in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
February is National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month:
1 in 3 teens will experience an abusive relationship but only 33% will ever tell someone about it. Join the conversation and learn more by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Our Education & Prevention team will be touring schools throughout Broward County to create awareness about dating violence and teaching students non-violent techniques to support victims. Click here for a calendar of events!
Are you concerned that your dating relationship may be unhealthy, abusive, or dangerous? Get help:
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