Take Action

Preventing unhealthy and abusive relationships starts with education. We need your help to promote safe and healthy relationships everywhere! When you actively support education and laws that protect young people against dating violence, you bring us closer to ending it. Here are ways you can help end dating abuse right now:

1. Get Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing abusive behaviors, our 24 hours a day, 7 days a week hotline partnership with loveisrespect and the National Domestic Violence Hotline is always available. Call 1-866-331-9474, or text "loveis" to 22522.

2. Get the Facts

Know the warning signs of dating violence. Get materials, watch videos, or volunteer. Learn more about dating basics, types of abuse and how to help someone experiencing abusive behaviors.

3. Start Talking

The best way to promote healthy relationships is to start talking about them. Introduce your middle school or high school to Start Talking, a new dating violence prevention curriculum. For more info, contact curriculum@breakthecycle.org.

4. Connect Online

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to get the latest on dating violence laws, stories, info and more.

5. Join the Love Is Not Abuse Coalition

Join the Love Is Not Abuse coalition, our national grassroots coalition of advocates for dating abuse education.

6. Host a Real Talk!

Host a Let's Be Real - Real Talk and ask local media to cover your event.

Let's Be Real (LBR) is a movement for young people created by young people. Under 24-year-olds lead the way to truly young people informed violence prevention with real, unedited conversations about dating and hookups, friends and crushes, boundaries and #relationshipgoals

7. Donate

Donate to Break the Cycle -- together, we can end dating violence.