What Can You Do to Support Youth Survivors of Dating Abuse?

Adult allies and organizations serving youth communities often ask about how they can better serve the needs of young people. Break the Cycle's Director of Programs Kelley Hampton guest blogs and talks about what you can as an ally or organization to help young people experiencing dating abuse. 

“I knew something was wrong. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t know where to go.”  -- Anonymous

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Creating a culture without abuse takes all of us. With one in three young people experiencing some form of dating abuse, it is essential that we take a serious step toward deconstructing unhealthy relationships, and our beliefs about them. Your voice matters, and getting involved is the first step to raising awareness about dating abuse and creating healthy relationships!

Why is teenDVmonth So Important?

During teenDVmonth, we've asked our National Youth Advisory Board to guest write blogs. This week's youth perspective is brought to you by Nicole De Sario, Executive Team Member.

As you may know, the National Youth Advisory Board for loveisrespect consists of 24 youth aged 14-24 from all over the country. I asked the members to explain why teen dating violence awareness month is so important to them, and to this movement. Some of their thoughts are included below: 


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