Many are unaware that teens experience dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nearly 1 in 9 female teens and approximately 1 in 13 male teens report having experienced physical dating violence.
Additionally, 1 in 7 female teens and 1 in 19 male teens report having experienced sexual dating violence. 23 percent of women and 14 percent of men first experienced these or other forms of violence by a partner before age 18. (CDC 2017)
Jana’s Campaign is thankful for everyone who believes in the #PowerOfPrevention and supports our work. Together, we have a responsibility to make dating and domestic violence an intolerable act.
Prevention education can change and improve social attitudes, behaviors, customs, interactions and social norms. Since 2013, we have worked with nearly 550 middle and high schools educating about and preventing against gender and relationship violence.
We commend these schools for understanding the importance of sharing information about healthy — and unhealthy — relationships.
Join our efforts to educate and raise awareness about the hidden social disease of gender and relationship violence — dating and domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. Encourage your school or organization to invite us to present about these important issues.
Learn more about teen dating violence and Jana’s Campaign at www.janascampaign.org or follow us on social media.
Kim Cebula, executive director