Issues & Needs

Teen Dating Violence: Issues & Needs

Teen Dating Violence: Issues & Needs

For too long, anti-violence advocates have developed our approaches to ending teen dating violence based on an understanding of adult women’s experiences and needs. The solutions that we offer violence survivors – for example, domestic violence hotlines, or protective orders – are not solutions that youth can or will access. The central need, then, is to develop solutions that work for youth. Here are some factors to keep in mind.