Dating and intimate relationships are a normal part of growing up for many adolescents. Unfortunately, however, as many as one-third of teens experience some form of abuse in their romantic dating relationships, including verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. Evidence suggests that patterns of teen dating violence and victimization that develop during early adolescence can already be difficult to reverse by late adolescence.
Soroptimist Teen Dating Violence Awareness Campaign can be a simple one-day awareness event. The projects presented have been designed with three main audiences in mind— teens, parents and school personnel.