Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating violence among young people.To support the National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit the month’s official web page.
Music in background during announcement ABUSER: Who you calling? One of the guys confronts the abuser GUY 1: Yo, why you talkin’ to her like that? A second guy confronts the abuser GUY 2: Yeah, why do you think you can tell her what to do? Stand up to him -- tell him that it’s wrong and that you won’t respect him — unless he respects her. The girl addresses her boyfriend GIRL: I’m calling my girls. Enraged, the abuser addresses the girl ABUSER: I tell you when you can go. One of the guys confronts the abuser GUY 1: Yo, why you talkin’ to her like that? A second guy confronts the abuser GUY 2: Yeah, why do you think you can tell her what to do? Medline Plus also links to health information from non-government Web sites.See our disclaimer about external links and our quality guidelines.Each year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.At a rate far higher than other forms of youth violence, teen dating violence impacts 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.