Abuse | Domestic Abuse and Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Abuse/Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking. It can occur in-person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner. Dating violence occurs across genders (CDC).

Abuse Hotlines

The National Dating Abuse Helpline provides immediate and confidential support 24/7. Call 1-866-331-9474, 1-866-331-8453 (TTY) or text "loveis" to 22522, or visit LoveIsRespect.org.

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline, 1-800-942-6906, is a resource for victims, family members, friends and others. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a multi-language confidential hotline.

Break the Cycle

Offers comprehensive dating abuse prevention programs exclusively to young people. Resources and tools for teens and adults including in-person training and online consultation dating abuse. They are the official TA provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (Breakthecycle.org).

CDC Teen Dating Violence Webpage

The CDC provides an in depth view of the four types of teen dating violence and ways that we can spot the areas of concern (3/19).

 Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Health Teen Relationships

CDC teen dating violence prevention initiative to reduce dating violence and increase healthy relationships in high-risk urban communities (CDC, 1/5/17).

NYSCSH Notification Poster What You Say In Here Stays in Here

This 8.5 X 11 inch printable poster can be printed and displayed to make students aware of school staff members responsibility to share information that could result in harm of self of others according to school policies (NYSCSH, 10/2017). 

NYSDOH Teen Dating Abuse Awareness and Prevention Webpage #NotJustPhysical

Aimed at preventing dating violence among NYS teens, this site provides resources to Increase awareness and educate teens and young adults on dating abuse and promote healthy relationships.

Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence

Provides an extensive resource library for school health educators and health professionals on Teen DV including statistics on prevalence, sample policies, best practices, curricula, health care insights, information for parents, caregivers and bystanders. Vawnet is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and this website is funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Safe Supportive Learning

Provides research and resources for school staff on school climate, and social emotional learning. Includes Federal funding for training. (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

Page Updated 7/8/21