National teen dating violence week
INFORMATIONAL LETTER: 88 POLICY CODE: IHAM TO: Superintendents of Schools and Principals FROM: Susan A.Gendron, Commissioner RE: National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Week DATE: January 24, 2006 To Superintendents and Principals: We are writing to let you know that February 6th through 10th has been designated by the United States Senate as National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Week.Many organizations are willing to provide a free, safe space, as well as counseling.You can call the 24-hour National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or go to Love Is for live chat support. Text “loveis” to 77054 to begin texting with an advocate who can help you.He or she may: Although some of these characteristics might sound common, they are extremely unhealthy.If you or someone you know is in a relationship where one person acts like this, there are places you or your friend can go for help. Creating awareness about dating violence among teens can help prevent more teens from getting physically or emotionally abused in their relationships.
The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women offers more detailed information on dating violence.
As we all know, teen dating violence is a serious issue that affects many students in our schools.
Statistics collected on the issue of teen dating abuse are compelling.
Teens often think some behaviors, such as teasing and name-calling are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Twenty percent of women who are victims of homicide are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.