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Confronting the impact of tech-facilitated abuse in teen relationships

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Millions of teens experience teen dating violence in person, online or through technology and it significantly impacts their physical and psychological wellbeing. The Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ), the Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services (HHS), and the Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) invite participants to attend this virtual roundtable to learn about:
  • The use of technology within teen dating and related impacts on behavioral health.
  • The most urgent challenges presented by technology-facilitated abuse of teens, with a focus on non-consensual image-sharing.
  • Promising practices to address these challenges at the community level.
Attendees can look forward to an overview of these topics from panelists from Safety Net, Reclaim Coalition, and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services, followed by a discussion with members of the love is respect Youth Council about the challenges technology-facilitated abuse causes to teen health and relationships as well as opportunities to confront these challenges better.
Date and Time: 
February 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm