Recognizing and responding to teen dating violence requires an awareness of the prevalence of dating violence, indicators of abuse in relationships, and steps to take if someone is experiencing dating violence. Dating violence is often overlooked due to preconceived ideas about what abuse looks like in relationships or the false assumption that it is not prevalent in young people's relationships. Section 1 begins with an overview of dating violence for all audiences. Subsequent sections are directed to school staff, parents, and students, each with information relevant to the specific audience.

Please note that this toolkit is not considered training and is not sufficient to meet any legal requirements for training. It is important to be properly trained, especially on issues related to students.