Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: The Statistics

Every February, young people and their loved ones join together across the country for a national effort to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM).

This annual, month-long push focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts (Love Is Respect).

The Statistics

1 in 3 teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults.

20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of males report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

50% of youth reporting dating violence/rape also reported attempting suicide.

Women aged 16 to 24 experience domestic violence at the highest rate.

43% of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

Golden House employs a Prevention Coordinator who works in the community, with middle and high schools, colleges, and community agencies to provide domestic violence education. The programs provide awareness on the topic of domestic violence, but also equip participants with skills to have a healthy relationship, how to help their friends, and learn what red flags and warning signs are. Please contact Marissa at [email protected] to set up a presentation.

Golden House

The mission of Golden House is to provide safety and support for victims of domestic abuse while leading efforts to end domestic violence in our community.

Golden House is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving victims in Brown County. As a private, non-profit founded in 1979, we respond to the needs of victims and educate our community on the prevalence, effects, and prevention of domestic abuse.

Our free and confidential services include:

  • Safety: Safety Planning, Crisis Counseling, Restraining Orders, & More
  • Support: Mental Health Therapy, Support Groups, Parent Mentoring, & More
  • Housing: Emergency Shelter, Flexible Safe Home Support, & More
  • Prevention Education: Healthy Relationships, Childhood Domestic Violence, & More