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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

Nearly 26% women and 15% of men in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In order to spread awareness of these staggering statistics, February has been appointed as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

The month-long campaign focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

Whenever you see the orange Teen Dating Violence Awareness ribbon, let it be a reminder to talk to a teen or young adult in your life to ensure they are involved in safe, healthy relationships.

To learn more about dating, healthy relationships, warning signs of unhealthy relationships, power and control, setting boundaries, consent, cultural factors, safety, supporting others, and many other topics, visit the Love is Respect website; due to government firewalls, you may have to use a personal device to access the website.

CDC: Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships