100 percent free online chatting community 2013 - Teen dating violence awareness month
During Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM), we aim to break the cycle of violence by providing support and services to victims, their families and their communities. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program at the Administration for Children and Families is working to bring visibility to the work of advocates, the strength of victims, and the Federal initiatives addressing this pervasive issue by hosting social media events and webinars throughout the month of February.The following activities represent just a few of the exciting ways that everyone can – and hopefully will – engage in this work: Blog! Click here to access their calendar of events (PDF, 2 pages). Everyone can make a difference by reaching out to young people in simple ways.
Violence and physical abuse in romantic teenage relationships is a rising problem in America.
Each year, approximately one out of every 10 high school students, or 1.5 million teenagers, is physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
As we interact with teens in our work or personal lives each of us can act on President Obama’s call to stand against teen dating violence by: How Do I Get Help?
If you know of a teen or parent that could benefit from speaking to a caring, well-trained peer advocate, please connect them with the National Dating Abuse Helpline, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, at 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-866-331-8453), by texting "loveis" to 77054, or through live chat at
This can put families and children at increased risk of harm and land abusers in serious legal trouble.