Teen Dating Violence Prevalence & Prevention Resource

The National Criminal Justice Research Service has developed a Web page with special information on teen dating violence at www.ncjrs.gov/teendatingviolence/index.html. The online NCJRS resource contains links to publications and Web sites that focus on the prevalence and prevention of dating violence among teens.

Among the available resources:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH)
Supported by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH) launched to promote awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships.

Choose Respect: Preventing Dating Violence
Choose Respect, which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.

Dating Violence
This online resource from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers information for parents regarding dating violence among teens. Information includes warning signs of dating violence as well as ways to discuss the issue of dating violence.

Dating Violence Among Teens
This online resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers information for both teens and parents regarding the warning signs of teen dating violence and how to address it.

This Web site offers information for individuals who have friends or family members that may be in abusive relationships. Included are tip-sheets, hotlines and related organizations that deal with teen dating violence.

HELP for Victim Service Providers
View the transcripts of Web Forum Guest Host Series sessions from the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) on Responding to Teen Victims of Dating Violence and Safety Planning for Teen Victims of Dating Violence.

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
This section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site offers information and a compilation of resources pertaining to intimate partner violence.