The NRCDV’s #This Is DV campaign, launched in 2016, elevates the voices of survivors to help validate and name their experiences and raise awareness about the multifaceted nature of domestic violence #Im An Advocate This October, the NRCDV builds on last year’s #Why ICare campaign to ask: Every year the National Call of Unity kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by offering an opportunity to mourn, celebrate, and connect with advocates from national, state, and community-based organizations, governmental agencies, allied movements, survivors and their family and friends.Speakers will offer their perspectives on the power of advocacy to create social transformation and will share their own stories of inspiration to do this work.
Dating violence can take many forms, including mental/emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, and more.
You can read about these different forms of abuse on our domestic violence page.
A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
Below are the options available to direct your call to a specialized hotline counselors to assist you.