For Young People

Your voice matters!  Use your voice to  create a culture of healthy relationships.

Standing up and speaking out is important, but creating activities that get others involved is a movement.

Take action now!

For Adult Allies

Talking with young people about healthy relationships is critical to ending dating abuse.

Luckily, many great tools exist to support you in this work. Go ahead, start talking!

Learn more here!

About Dating Abuse

1 in 3 young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships.

Understanding the warning signs is key to ending the cycle of abuse.

Learn more about healthy relationships with these resources.

Get the facts!

About TeenDV Month

TeenDVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.

The website offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to get involved and learn more about dating abuse prevention and awareness this February.

The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. With their adult allies, youth activists achieved a major victory in 2005 and 2013 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Both Chambers of Congress have declared the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.

About Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization exclusively providing comprehensive dating abuse  programs to young people and adult allies.

Whether it’s innovative violence prevention programs, hosting public campaigns or championing effective laws and policies, we inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.

If you are experiencing abuse, contact:

chat-icon Chat at http://loveisrespect.org
text-icon Text “loveis” to 22522
phone-icon Call 1-866-3331-9474