is geared towards helping teens identify, understand and stop or prevent the various aspects of dating violence.The site includes a Power and Control interactive wheel of lists and video examples of TDV and advice for recognizing and addressing unhealthy relationships.
Moreover, these myths further marginalize LGBTQ survivors’ who may already be more reluctant to report their abuse or access counseling and other resources because they fear being discriminated against or outed as LGBTQ.
If you are a teen who wants to know if your relationship is healthy or if there may be some warning signs that could lead to TDV, Love Is has LGBTQ-inclusive information and an interactive quiz.
Start Strong targets teens in the “critical window” age in which behaviors and attitudes can be changed.
Reaching younger teens is essential to stopping violence and abuse before it reaches the severe levels seen in older teens and adults.
Dating Matters The CDC’s Veto Violence program created a free online, interactive course called Dating Matters.
The course is available to anyone working to improve the health of teens and includes videos, a note-taking platform, planning guides and a resource center to lay a foundation for implementing TDV prevention programs.Transgender youth reported the highest rates of dating violence, with 88.9 percent reporting physical dating violence.The Urban Institute’s study also showed that LGB youth were much more likely than their heterosexual peers to be perpetrators of dating violence.In addition to suffering the physical and emotional toll of abuse, teens and young adults who experience teen dating violence (TDV) are at risk of getting less education and lower earnings.As more and more teens are affected by abuse within relationships, programs and initiatives have developed to prevent dating violence, create safe spaces for those seeking help, and reverse social norms that are a barrier to awareness of and assistance with dating violence.While 29 percent of heterosexual youth surveyed reported being physically abused by dating partners, for example, 42.8 percent of LGB youth reported the same.