In recognition of Congress' designation of February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, CSN is pleased to provide this special newsletter on the critical issue of teen dating violence. Studies have found that teen dating violence affects 9% to 35% of adolescents (National Council on Crime and Delinquency 2008).
The purpose of this special newsletter issue is help state Maternal and Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention programs respond to the needs of adolescents who are at risk for dating violence. This newsletter contains data, research articles, updates on policy and legislation, evidence-based prevention strategies, tools for program planning, and a list of national organizations that address teen dating violence.
For comprehensive look at this important issue, visit the companion CSN Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet.