For Advocates

With one in three teens experiencing physical or emotional abuse in a relationship, it is more important than ever that we work together to create a comprehensive safety net for youth experiencing dating violence.

Break the Cycle works hard to provide advocates against dating violence with the necessary tools and resources to create effective change for teens.

Are You an Advocate?

Advocates are on the front line of the movement to end domestic and dating violence. You may be:

  • An experienced domestic violence professional ready to apply your expertise to teens in abusive relationships
  • An adult who works with youth or advocates for their rights and wants to learn more about dating violence
  • A new supporter seeking to become a dating violence advocate
  • A young person looking to become a voice against violence in your school or college campus

Regardless, you are a key ally in the movement to end dating violence.

What You Can Do

As a dating violence advocate, you have the opportunity to connect teens with the services they need to maintain their safety and build healthy relationships. Get started!

  • Educate yourself on the issue. Learn the facts of dating violence.
  • Learn about the resources available to teens in abusive relationships, including information on their legal rights, safety planning and online advice.
  • Advocate for prevention education and comprehensive school policies in your community.
  • Build partnerships with your local schools and together, we can create a safer school environment.
  • Engage teens in the movement. Explore opportunities for youth activism in your community.
  • Explore the variety of Break the Cycle resources available to support you in your work with teens, including resource manuals, training opportunities, and educational materials.