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Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.
Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
See our sample proclamation (printer-friendly/pdf). Portions of it can be read aloud on the PA system or during the morning program. School officials can also use it as a template to issue their own proclamation.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
Advocates and other key stakeholders in the violence against women movement took note and urged Congress to include the issue of teen dating violence in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005.
In 2006, Congress dedicated the first full week of February as National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week.