Recommended Websites

Loveisrespect strives to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.  A safe and inclusive space for youth to access information and get help, loveisrespect provides accessible help through free and confidential live chatting, text messaging, and calling. Loveisrespect also provides guidance and information through blogs, quizzes, webinars and videos. The website content is offered in English and Spanish.

Best For: Youth

That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative that partners with young people to raise awareness about teen dating violence. Information and resources are delivered through different interactive elements, including a phone app, videos, and cards. Their vision is for everyone to experience healthy relationships, by bringing educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse.

Best For: Youth

The Fourth R  promotes healthy youth relationships by building the capacity of schools and communities through innovative programming, research, education and consultation.  Fourth R programs look at adolescent behaviour in a holistic way, by addressing the overlaps among healthy relationships, different types of relationship violence, sexual health, and problematic substance use. They also take a positive youth development approach to developing key assets for healthy youth development.

Best For: Everyone, Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Youth

Glossary on Gender-Based Violence by the University of Western Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children provides a central place to find the meaning of key terms in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) work. The definitions provided in the glossary have been provided by gender-based violence scholars, advocates, support workers, policy makers, and survivors and allow users to access resources for further learning.

Best For: Everyone, Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Youth

The Learning Network is committed to ending gender-based violence through knowledge mobilization by developing evidence-informed resources, facilitating knowledge exchanges, presenting webinars and resource spotlights, and promoting Ontario-based resources for the violence against women sector and its allies. The Learning Network provides expertise on research, curriculum development, intervention, and prevention, and uses an anti-oppression framework, striving to ensure that the principles of inclusivity and equity are evident in their work.

Best For: Parents/Caregivers, Educators

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention works to ensure health, safety, and security. The CDC provides free training and resources on dating and relationships and teen dating violence risk factors and prevention strategies. Parents and educators can learn more by accessing fact sheets, publications, and data sources.

Best For: Parents/Caregivers, Educators

New York State strives to raise awareness about teen dating violence. They provide guidance, information, and resources including guides for parents and educators. The website highlights warning signs and suggests ways to promote healthy relationships. Information and support are accessible in different languages and relative to different abilities.

Best For: Youth, Parents/Caregivers, Educators

For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. FUTURES trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. They also work with advocates, policymakers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.

Best For: Youth, Parents/Caregivers, Educators

Youth.gov works on supporting youth in promoting healthy outcomes. Their website presents thorough information on dating violence and its prevention. You can learn more about the prevalence of dating violence, gender considerations, and the different available resources. Information is based on research articles and data sources.

Best For: Youth, Parents/Caregivers, Educators

Family Lives provides active support to families. On their website, you can find information and videos about teen dating violence and abusive relationships. Their website aims to help parents spot the signs and support their teens if they are in an abusive relationship.

Best For: Youth, Parents/Caregivers