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TrustEd Adults: #TDVAM – How Common Is Teen Dating Violence?

A young woman shouting into a bullhorn is silhouetted against a blue and green colorblock pattern. The text reads “Working against Teen Dating Violence demands that we #KEEPTALKING”


LifeSmart Youth Council #KeepTalking Series Reveals How Common Teen
Dating Violence Is

The #KeepTalking series continues as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) begins. The third video highlights a key statistic about teen dating violence, but becoming aware of the issue is just the first step. Watch the video to learn just how common teen dating violence is.

Week 3: How Common Is Teen Dating Violence?

Want to Know More?

Check out the statistics and resources below to become a part of ending teen dating violence.

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
  • Nationally, about 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
  • Indiana ranks 3rd highest of 30 states in the percentage of high school students who reported sexual dating violence in the past 12 months.

We as a community must help change the statistics. We can do that only if we #KeepTalking about teen dating violence. To view this video and others in our series, visit the LifeSmart Youth YouTube Channel.

The hashtag #TDVAM stands for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which takes places during the month of February.

Like and Share our videos in honor of #TDVAM. The videos can be found on our LifeSmart Youth Facebook page and our LifeSmart Youth YouTube page as they are released each week.

More Resources

To learn more about the statistics above and about what actions you can take, visit the links below.

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