All Americans have a role to play in ending dating violence and fostering safe, healthy environments for our young people.
This month, let us seize our responsibility to set positive examples for our Nation's teenagers by celebrating and demonstrating healthy relationships, and let us recommit to ensuring all people who may be in an abusive relationship have access to help and support.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort.
Perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, dating violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and can occur in person or through electronic communication and social media.
It is part of the End Sexual Violence Campaign and Turn the Campus Purple Week, an initiative where people display a purple light in windows to raise awareness about dating violence.