You can help by spreading the word about teen dating violence, and ways to prevent it.With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating violence among young people.

To support the National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit the month’s official web page.

Researchers believe that a parent’s addictions change the family dynamic and cause children to become more aggressive.

These aggressive tendencies prevent those children from developing positive, healthy relationships.

Drug and alcohol abuse contribute to dating Violence. Victims of teen dating violence are much more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the abuse.

Girls are more likely to turn to alcohol, while boys are more likely to abuse marijuana.

The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like preventing teen dating violence.

This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today.

Studies show that there is a link between drug and alcohol abuse and teen dating violence.