February is National Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Month
This is an issue that impacts teens, as well as their families, guardians, siblings, teachers, friends and communities.
Young people experience violence at alarming rates:
Almost 1.5 Million high school students nationwide will experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year, age range between 12-19 years old.
Over 71% of women and over 55% of men first experienced intimate partner violence (sexual or physical violence, and/or stalking) under the age of 25.
One in four women first experienced intimate partner violence prior to the age of 18.
Over 80% of women and over 70% of male rape victims experienced their first completed or attempted rape under the age of 25.
Love is respect is organized through National Domestic Violence
Hotline, https://www.loveisrespect.org/ provides information, support and advocacy for youth age 13-26 and their families, friends and trusted adults.