One in ten teenagers in New York City schools reports experiencing physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship within the past year.*
In a 2005 study of incoming freshmen at a New York City public college, more than 50% of students indicated that a close peer was involved in a violent relationship in the past year.*
Pursuing a protective order reduces the likelihood of a physical attack by 80%.*
Striving to prevent domestic violence before it starts, Day One trains youth and adults about dating abuse and the law. Since 2003, Day One has educated more than 30,000 youth about how to identify and maintain healthy relationships, obtain legal protection when necessary and assist others experiencing abuse. More than 6,000 professionals have been trained to identify relationship abuse among youth and to provide supportive, nonjudgmental guidance to teens.
Use the links below to learn more about dating violence and to access resources:
- Find out more about Domestic Violence
- Read statistics about dating violence in New York City and nationwide
- Request copies of our "Know Your Rights" guides
- Request copies of our dating violence awareness posters (a collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project)
- Learn more about our Community Education program
- Schedule a workshop for youth or adults
- Resources and tools for educators
- Read It's a Love Hate Kinda Thing - an e-zine about healthy and unhealthy relationships created by our Peer Leaders
- Read through our Tech Safety Tips.
- Watch our 'FACT or FICTION: Myths about Dating Abuse' videos: