White house dating violence

Vice President Joe Biden's 1is2many initiative is strengthening efforts to reduce dating violence among those most vulnerable, particularly young women between the ages of 16 and 24, and is utilizing technology to engage students, teens, and young adults in this cause.

To build on our efforts, I established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

Earlier this year, President Obama directed federal agencies to develop policies to assist victims of domestic violence in the federal workforce.

If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship of any kind, you can get immediate and confidential support by calling 1-866-331-9474, texting "Love Is" to 22522, or visiting Love Is Dating violence may include physical force, such as kicking, hitting, and shoving; emotional abuse, consistent monitoring, and isolation; or sexual assault.Dating violence can occur in any relationship, whether it is casual and short-term or long-term and monogamous, and any young person can experience dating violence or other unhealthy relationship behaviors -- regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.All Americans have a role to play in ending dating violence and fostering safe, healthy environments for our young people.This month, let us seize our responsibility to set positive examples for our Nation's teenagers by celebrating and demonstrating healthy relationships, and let us recommit to ensuring all people who may be in an abusive relationship have access to help and support.Today marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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