Dating violence organizations
Teen dating violence is an urgent, silent epidemic.
One in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone.
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Hodgkinson, who later died from his injuries, had a record of domestic violence.
In 2006, he was charged with domestic battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers has already experienced physical dating violence.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) brings national focus to the issue of teen dating violence, highlights the need to educate our youth about healthy relationships, raises awareness among those who care for them and provides communities with a critical opportunity to work together to prevent this devastating cycle of abuse." Their website is a great resource to find information, fact sheets and monthly campaign materials.
Another great resource, the Teen dating bill of rights can be found at These sites contain information that can help support your advocacy efforts when working directly with teens.(DASH) is to ensure access to safe and sustainable refuge for victims of domestic violence through the development and management of safe housing and related services, while increasing the capacity of other community-based organizations to expand housing for victims throughout the District of Columbia.