For the Media

Who

Break the Cycle is the leading, national nonprofit organization working exclusively on teen dating violence. Our experts are available to speak on all things dating-abuse related.

Where

Break the Cycle works with youth and communities nationwide to prevent and end dating violence.

What

Break the Cycle provides innovative prevention education and help services that schools and communities nationwide use to address dating violence. In addition, we advocate for changes in laws and systems to better protect the rights and promote the health of teens nationwide.

Break the Cycle is excited to work with reporters to raise awareness of dating abuse and has media experience with a wide range of outlets.

Why

Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships.

Abuse doesn’t wait. It starts when dating starts.

One in three teens experiences some type of dating abuse in the US. That’s more than 1.5 million young people.

Teen dating violence can be just as destructive as adult domestic violence, if not more so. It can lead to suicide, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, additional violent behavior, eating disorders and school drop-out.

Two thirds of victims never report the abuse to anyone – Dating violence is a silent epidemic.

Myths about dating and domestic violence are quite prevalent and destructive. As a member of the media, you can help set the record straight through accurate, responsible coverage.

How

Break the Cycle reaches teens where they are: online, in school and throughout their communities.

Learn More

Learn more by reading frequently asked questions about Break the Cycle, browsing our press releases or downloading our Fact Sheet. Find out the latest about our work in our blog. Contact Joe Jessie at 310.424.2802 or media@breakthecycle.org for any additional information.