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President Obama Names February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February 22, 2011

On January 31, 2011, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In the proclamation, he voices his administration's commitment to engage community partners to stop teen dating violence, and provides links to online resources within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Obama writes, "During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month—and throughout the year—let each of us resolve to do our part to break the silence and create a culture of healthy relationships for all our young people. Adults who respect themselves, their partners, and their neighbors demonstrate positive behaviors to our children—lessons that will help them lead safe and happy lives free from violence."


Read the full proclamation at www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/31/presidential-proclamation-national-teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-pr.

Visit the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women's resource page at www.ovw.usdoj.gov/teen_dating_violence.htm.


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