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As an advocate or service provider know that you are not alone when it comes to addressing dating abuse. There are many great organizations and campaigns that can help get you started, whether you're looking for training, a place to send young people or just some posters to hang out. Skim the resources below to get started.
Dating Abuse Resources
Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline have teamed up to offer the most comprehensive resource on the issue at loveisrespect. Complementing the site is the Helpline’s 24/7 chat, phone and text service and Break the Cycle’s prevention resources.
Related National Resources
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence provides training to adult professionals on how best to incorporate abuse intervention and prevention into their work.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence brings together all state coalitions against domestic violence and other stakeholders to foster an environment in which violence against women no longer exists. They also provide information on staying safe from technological stalking and abuse.
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts many valuable initiatives including the VAWnet Resource Center and the Women of Color Network.
- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. To that end, they host RYOT Against Rape and Teen Esteem for youth.
- Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work – and eliminating it altogether.
- National Center for Victims of Crime works with individuals, families and communities harmed by crime to help victims rebuild their lives.
Racial Minority Resources
- Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community focuses on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence.
- Casa De Esperanza mobilizes Latinos/Latinas to stop domestic violence and leads the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities.
- Alianza, the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, addresses the needs of Latino/a families and communities.
- Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
- Tribal Institute collects documents and hyperlinks to help professionals handling domestic violence cases and issues within Native American communities.
- The National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women is a Native nonprofit organization addressing domestic violence and safety for Indian Women.
Public Awareness Campaigns
- A Thin Line is MTV's campaign to reduce bullying, digital abuse and digital discrimination.
- Boss of Me or BOM campaign features teen ambassadors providing information and advice to other teens on preventing dating abuse.
- Choose Respect, a CDC prevention initiative, helps teens form healthy relationships, preventing dating violence before it starts.
- That’s Not Cool helps young people draw a “digital line” about what is and is not okay in their relationships.
- The RESPECT! Campaign is the Futures Without Violence’s effort to promote healthy relationships through positive role modeling and education.
- Coaching Boys to Men is the Futures Without Violence’s effort to engage males of all ages in preventing domestic violence.
- Know More. Say More is the Futures Without Violence’s effort to address the intersection of domestic violence and reproductive health.
- My Strength/Mi Fuerza is a bilingual campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships by Men Can Stop Rape.
- Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses.
Collections of Dating Violence Studies and Resources
- American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence provides legal resources to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.
- MINCAVA Electronic Clearing House collects teen dating violence documents for easy view and download.