Teen DV Month

Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.

In 2010, Congress began dedicating the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention. Throughout the month, organizations and individuals nationwide come together to highlight the need to educate young people about relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.

Teen DV Month 2013

Break the Cycle reached more than one million young people for the third year, promoting healthy relationships and spreading the message that "love has many definitions -- but abuse isn't one of them!"

In its third year, Teen DV Month was celebrated by leaders in government, student bodies, schools, youth service providers, community-based organizations, parents and more. 

Break the Cycle was proud to host TeenDVMonth 2013, a national campaign and united effort to highlight all of the activities held around the country in the spirit of ending violence. This year's campaign included:

  • The 3rd National School Announcement, our annual school public announcement reaching one million students on Valentine's Day.
  • Proclamations from around the country.
  • A digital toolkit to help raise awareness this February.
  • Special in-person and online marketing tools.

Want to learn more and start preparing for 2014? Visit teenDVmonth.org for more details.