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

Kaity’s Way raises awareness for healthy teen dating relationships through education and outreach. Their website provides guidance for teens and caregivers, highlighting the elements of healthy relationships and how to identify red flags and develop safety plans. Youth and their parents or caregivers can learn more about healthy relationships by participating in training presentations and community events.

Best For: Youth, Parents/Caregivers

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 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

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

National Institute of Justice is the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. They aim to promote education on teen dating violence by providing access to articles, publications, and training.

Best For: Educators

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