Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Teaching healthy relationship skills can prevent dating violence!

Teen dating violence is not a problem that goes away but leads to adverse outcomes in adulthood as well. Studies have shown that teen dating violence victims experience issues as adults such as antisocial behavior, depression, suicidal thoughts, heavy drinking, and drug use.  Teens may mistake controlling behavior for caring and concern. Healthy relationships and the skills necessary for them can be taught.

Read up on our Flagship program Love Notes and its outcomes on reducing risky behaviors. Research on Love Notes on Risky behaviors:

Also check out other innovative programs help stop dating violence:

Learn more about teen dating violence prevention
What does teen dating violence look like?

To build awareness, educators and youth need to understand that teen dating violence comes in many forms:

  • Physical Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Cyber Violence
  • Sexual Abuse

Read about the Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes  or about the Abuse of Technology in Stalking


Below, you will find a series of scenarios from BeSmart BeWell to test your student’s knowledge about the types of dating violence that occur most frequently. Which forms of abuse do they recognize?

Sharable Graphics

The following are free graphics to share on social media during Violence Prevention Month.

Download the Physical Violence Graphic

Download the Youth Violence Graphic

Download Sexual Violence Graphic