Various courses offer continuing education credits and are designed for professionals as well as the general public. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, houses a National Women's Health Information Center.
Teen dating violence is the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence in a dating relationship, including stalking.
It happens in person and electronically with current or former partners. However, many teens don’t report it because they’re afraid to tell friends and family.
This approach is more likely to prevent sexual violence across a lifetime than any single intervention and is also more likely to benefit the largest number of people and achieve reductions in sexual violence.
RPE grantees are currently engaged in a range of activities, including: Evidence about what works to prevent sexual violence is emerging, and CDC’s Injury Center is providing tools, training and technical assistance to RPE programs to promote use of the most current evidence of effectiveness to inform their efforts.
CDC’s initiative Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships promotes respectful, nonviolent relationships among youth in high-risk, urban communities.
Dating Matters supports prevention strategies in schools and neighborhoods and with families, using comprehensive, evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to reduce the burden of teen dating violence.Battering is more frequent and intensive and involves one partner who develops and maintains control over the other.See our web site for additional information about the magnitude and consequences of IPV.Primary prevention—stopping violence before it begins—is the cornerstone of the RPE program.Program activities are guided by a set of principles that include: The RPE program encourages the development of comprehensive prevention strategies using a public health approach and including a continuum of activities to address the way individual, relationship, community and societal factors impact sexual violence.It includes preventive strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links to a wide range of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other federal agencies, and private sector organizations. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs—the lifeline services that help victims heal.