Dating Violence Among Adolescents

Professional Resource Brief

Care, Services, and Support


Websites for Professionals and Parents

Websites for Tweens and Teens

  • Relationships. Information for girls about forming healthy relationships, working through problems in relationships, and safe and healthy dating.

  • loveisrespect. Information about dating, healthy relationships, and abusive relationships. Topics include digital abuse, the power and control wheel, why people stay in abusive relationships, abuse in LGBTQ relationships, and how to get help and help others. Also see the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

  • That's Not Cool. Website for adolescents that uses examples of pressure and control that occur in the digital world (online and via cell phone) to encourage adolescents to draw their own lines about what's okay, or not okay, in relationships.

  • Young Men's Health: Dating Violence. Information for boys and young men about the warning signs of dating violence, the differences between a healthy relationship and an abusive relationship, what might cause a person to be violent in a relationship, and what to do if you or a friend is causing or experiencing dating violence.

Related NCEMCH Resources

Dating Violence Among Adolescents: Resource Brief. (June 2013).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH.
Reviewers: Jennifer Allison, Ph.D., Children's Safety Network; Sally Fogerty, B.S.N., M.Ed., Children's Safety Network; Rebecca Hunt, M.P.A., Children's Safety Network; Adam M. Messinger, Ph.D., Northeastern Illinois University; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH; Morrisa B. Rice, M.H.A., R.E.H.S., R.S., HRSA Office of Women's Health; and Ellen Schmidt, B.S., M.S., O.T.R., Children's Safety Network.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., NCEMCH.