Teen Dating Facts, Prevention Programs & Resources

State & Local Listings – TEEN HOTLINES

  • 1 in 4 adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse each year (Foshee et al. 1996; Avery-Leaf et al. 1997).
  • 1 in 5 adolescents reports being a victim of emotional abuse (Halpern et al. 2001).
  • 70% of girls and 52% of boys who are abused report an injury from an abusive relationship. (Foshee 1996).
  • 1 in 5 high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner (Silverman et al. 2001).
  • Dating abuse occurs more frequently among black students (13.9%) than among Hispanic (9.3%) or white (7.0%) students (CDC 2006).
  • 72% of eighth and ninth graders reportedly “date” (Foshee et al. 1996); by the time they are in high school, 54% of students report dating abuse among their peers (Jafe et al. 1992).


PSAs & You Tube Videos

Teen Relationship Violence – ONE

THE OUTRAGE – Teen Dating Violence Statistics

Healthy Relationships

Break the Silence – Teen Dating Abuse Survivors



State & Local Listings – TEEN HOTLINES

Cry For Help - Hotlines & Websites

American Psychological Association: "Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt Teens" Empowering Youth to End Dating Violence

What OK at Home: Signs of abuse checklist

Committee for Children: Second Step – Student Success through Prevention

Crisis Connection, Inc.Crisis Connection, Inc.: Teen Page

DAY ONE New York: Working with youth to stop domestic violence

When Love Hurts: A Guide on Love, Respect and Abuse in Relationships

Love Is Respect, National Dating Abuse Helpline

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: Teen Power & Control, Teen Equality, Dating, etc.

Peace Over Violence: In Touch With Teens Curriculum

The Red Flag Campaign

Teen Dating Fact Sheet