Dating violence websites
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Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.
Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
Dating Matters is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model that builds upon current evidence-based practice to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth.
Three components of Dating Matters are currently available on CDC’s Veto Violence website.
CDC also developed a technical package, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices that describes strategies and approaches that are based on the best available evidence for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), including TDV.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship—but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence.
Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.
Dating abuse (also known as dating violence, intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.