Abuse | Teen Dating Violence

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

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.

CDC Resources

Teen Dating Violence
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. 

Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships
CDC teen dating violence prevention initiative to reduce dating violence and increase healthy relationships in high-risk urban communities. 

New York State Resources

NYSCSH Notification Poster What You Say In Here Stays in Here (NYSCSH 2017)
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 to themselves or others, according to school policies.  

NYSDOH Teen Dating Abuse Awareness and Prevention #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. 

Other Resources

Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
Provides an extensive resource library for school health educators and health professionals on Teen DV. Vawnet is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. This website is funded by the 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. 

Page Updated 6/14/22