1 in 3 teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the theme is
Talk About It 

Parents, talk about it with your teenagers. Having a conversation about teen dating violence might feel uncomfortable at first, but this is a conversation that matters.  


Suggest this quiz from love is respect for a relationship checkup. Discuss these warning signs from a partner.  

Suggested Reading

Does your teenager love to read? Read the book Dreamland by Sarah Dessen together and talk about it.  

Parent Discussion Guide

love is respect also has a great Parent Discussion Guide to talk to your kid about healthy relationships. 

Make sure they know dating abuse is not just physical. Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to gain or maintain power and control over a partner. Read about the different types of abuse. 

Share this Number

Share this number – 22522 – and let them know they can text “loveis” to check in with a peer advocate about their relationship. 

We are here for you 24/7.

Call our hotline at 800-544-2022 to speak with a trained advocate.