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Break the Cycle is the leading, national nonprofit organization working exclusively on teen dating violence.


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


Break the Cycle provides innovative prevention education and help services that schools and communities nationwide use to address dating violence.

Break the Cycle advocates for changes in laws and systems to better protect the rights and promote the health of teens nationwide.


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 a year.

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 violence behavior, eating disorders and school drop-out.

Young people face added barriers to escaping abuse, like limited access to transportation, money, services and the legal system.

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


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

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Learn more by reading frequently asked questions about Break the Cycle or downloading our Fact Sheet. Find out the lastest about our work in our blog. Contact Cristina Escobar at 512.685.6327 or for any additional information.