Teen Dating Violence Resources

Sample protocols and tools

Domestic Violence Organizations

Futures Without Violence, formerly, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.  Futures Without Violence works to advance the health, stability, education, and security of women and girls, men and boys worldwide through education, train professionals such as healthcare providers, coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse, and also work with policymakers and advocates to end violence against women and children.  There is also a large focus on violence prevention with tweens and teens.

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) is a statewide membership coalition comprised of 150 member organizations and individuals across the state to foster unity within the domestic violence movement in California.  CPEDV works on public policy issues, increase community awareness, strengthen members’ capacity, and provides a plethora of trainings and resources to the field.

Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center based in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.  Peace Over Violence works with many schools throughout Los Angeles with their In Touch with Teens program and is also a site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Start Strong program, a national initiative targeting 11-14 year-olds to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.

Domestic Violence Program Models and Resources

MyStrength is a project of the California Department of Health Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs founded in 1980.   The campaign, which enlists young men to take action to stop rape, is designed to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships.  SBHCs can find resources on this website as well as download free, powerful campaign posters.

Start Relating Before They Start Dating is an online guide of the Start Strong initiative for parents to find information and tools to talk with their kids about healthy relationships.  The guide also includes information on how parents can communicate with their teens who are part of the digitally savvy generation.

The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC) is a public-private statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that works to increase understanding and support of adolescent health and well-being in California.  CAHC’s website features recent research, resources, and briefs and factsheets, including the HEART Primer! Health Care Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships.

Break the Cycle is a leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence by providing honest, practical help and information for teens and young adults.  The organization focuses on prevention education, legal services, public awareness campaigns, youth leadership and activism, and training and support for adults who work with teens.

Literature and Reports on TDV