This special collection emphasizes collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence (TDV). It draws on the work of many organizations and organizes the resources on TDV prevention and responses by different populations. The first section of this special collection provides general information about teen dating violence. The next six sections include TDV information related to: 1) young people, 2) bystanders, 3) parents and caregivers, 4) men and boys, 5) teachers and school-based professionals, 6) health care professionals, 7) pregnancy prevention programs, and 8) domestic violence and sexual violence service providers. The final section presents documents on TDV-related laws and legislation. The special collection concludes with examples of national programs that address TDV and a list of national and statewide organizations and programs.
While most available materials on TDV focus on prevention and response to young people in high schools, it is important to acknowledge that TDV prevention also includes outreach to younger teens in middle schools and older college students, as well as youth who are not represented in our system of education (runaways, homeless youth, etc.). Fortunately, there is a growing number of materials across age groups, which is reflected throughout the collection. This special collection will be updated regularly, and new documents will be added as they become available. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and information about documents for this special collection.
This infographic from One Love draws upon leading national studies to highlight the scope of violence in intimate relationships: