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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project 

Project Goal

The California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch, Violence Prevention Unit (VPU) initiated the California Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Prevention Project in order to: 1) raise TDV as a public health priority; 2) enhance partnerships and coordination with key TDV prevention stakeholders; and 3) build the capacity of state and local organizations to support TDV prevention programs and policies.  

Project Description and Key Functions

The VPU convened a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team of local, state, and national stakeholders to inform local and statewide assessments, planning, and program and policy development for TDV prevention. The TDVPT met over a 20-month period, identifying key concepts for defining and framing TDV; conducting environmental and policy scans; and developing priority recommendations.

The process led to a common vision: transformation within communities toward investing in health promotion and youth development for adolescents to support our young people in building healthy relationships, families and communities.  This would be accomplished by coordinated, intergenerational, community-driven actions to address the root causes of TDV, and promote sustainable mechanisms that support healthy and equitable adolescent and adult relationships. 

For more information, see the links below, or contact Nancy Bagnato, MPH, at nancy.bagnato@cdph.ca.gov

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