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Check out That’s Not Cool on Facebook and Twitter, along with following the hashtag #teen DVmonth, to stay in the loop.

Beyond just this month, you can also become an adult ally of That’s Not Cool and encourage the teens you know to become an ambassador.

Start the Conversation Early education and prevention are critical.

Parents and teenagers tell their personal stories about confronting unhealthy dating relationships. Helpless, scared and desperate: these are the emotions I experienced while our family dealt with the devastating effects of dating violence.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and despite startling statistics—such as nearly 60 percent of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship—the good news is that adults can play a role in encouraging healthy dating behavior.

And if your teen won’t talk to you, they can reach out to loveisrespect, the national teen dating abuse hotline. Print and share the Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Teen Safety palm card so teens can evaluate their relationship and identify the signs of abuse.

If your teen is experiencing abuse online, have them visit and take an interactive test on what is cool or not cool in a relationship. This month, join our upcoming events to learn more about how this issue affects teens and the programs available to support teens.

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence coordinates a center for healthy relationships for teens that develops tools, posters, curricula, model policies, etc.

To find out how teens are mobilizing in your community, please contact your state domestic violence coalition. Or they can call the 24/7/365 hotline at 1-866-331-9474.

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