Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 2023

Dating violence is more common than you may think, especially among teens and young adults:  1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

Each February, young adults and their loved ones across the nation raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long effort focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

We’re excited to announce the 2023 theme for TDVAM is “Be About It”. Selected by the love is respect Youth Council, “Be About It” is a continuation of last year’s theme, “Talk About It.” This year during TDVAM, we’re unapologetically about education, engagement, and empowerment   and we’re here to amplify the voices of teens and young adults and those who support them by uplifting positive, healthy, and safe relationships. Join us as we magnify our young people’s voices, highlighting the issues teens face related to healthy relationships. Whether offering support, or relationship education, or connecting someone to resources, “Be About It” calls on us all to create a world free from relationship abuse.