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. 


  • 1 in 3 teens experiences dating violence.
  • Adolescent girls in abusive relationships are approximately 5 times more likely to become pregnant than girls in non-abusive relationships.
  • Most victims murdered by their significant other over the last ten years in Georgia began their relationship with their abuser while between the ages of 13 and 24.

To learn more about Teen Dating Violence, select one of the links on the right or contact:

Coordinator of Dating Violence Prevention
[email protected]

Teen Dating Violence Advisory Board

The Teens Against Dating Violence (TADV) Advisory Board is an opportunity for teens to have their voices heard. The goal of the TADV Advisory Board is to empower teens to take a stand against dating violence in their communities and through social networking sites. Teens who serve on the advisory board acquire volunteer experience, leadership skills and increased knowledge of social issues. Teens will:

  • Create social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Promote “Teen Scene” with peers
  • Shadow and co-facilitate Teen Dating Violence events each month with PADV’s Teen Empowerment Advocate
  • Assist in the planning and promotion of PADV’s Annual Teen Summit

To learn more about how to get involved, you can contact PADV’s Coordinator of Dating Violence Prevention at (404) 870-9615.  View and complete the application Here:

Adapted from information compiled by Liz Claiborne Inc