Teen Dating Violence (TDV)

Teen dating violence is the use of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal force by one dating partner towards the other. Abuse can cause injury and even death but it doesn’t have to be physical. It can take many different forms including threats, constant text messaging or instant messaging, insults, isolation from family and friends, sexual abuse, name-calling, emotional abuse and controlling a partner’s behavior and appearance. To learn more about Teen Dating Violence, select one of the links on the right or contact:

Claire Lisco
PADV Teen Empowerment Advocate
[email protected]


Adapted from information compiled by Liz Claiborne Inc