February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.

Love Like That* illuminates what “that” means regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships. We know that love is more than a feeling; no matter how you define it, it’s essential to ensure you’re on the same page with your partner about the definitions and boundaries of your relationship. Teens and young adults express their love for one another in many ways, which differ from person to person or community. All expressions of love are valid. However, the essential aspect of “Love Like That” calls on us all to create a world of positive actions to express and show healthy love in various ways.


Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn’t mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence. It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a period of time.

Teen dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.


Resources for Healthy Relationships

Applying The 5 Love Languages™ to healthy relationships

Creating Boundaries in Romantic Relationships

What Consent Does & Doesn’t Look Like

Relationships & Cultural Context

Self-Care Checklist

Self-Care When You’re Angry


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