The second greatest challenge is helping teens understand what TDV looks like.
Many teens do not realize that sexual and emotional abuse are also forms of teen dating violence.
The city has demonstrated a strong commitment to violence prevention, including teen dating violence, via an integrated public health and public safety partnership that includes strong collaborations between the Chicago Public Health Department and Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago will work with approximately 12 middle schools for Dating Matters The Broward County Health Department and Broward County Public Schools have an extensive history partnering on school-based and community-wide adolescent health and violence prevention programs, ranging from bullying prevention to sexually transmitted disease prevention.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
Now many states and communities also are working to stop teen dating violence.
focuses on 11– to 14–year–olds in high-risk, urban communities.
It includes preventive strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
That is why adults need to talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.