Those with disabilities and same-sex partners, as well as tweens (kids age 11-14), homeless youth and teens with/or expecting children, however, can be at greater risk.More than 1 in 5 young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 19 reports experiencing violence, such as physical abuse, rape or sexual assault from a stranger or partner: This is more twice the rate of youth without a disability.
Cuomo has proclaimed February 2014 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month in New York State, and he encourages all New Yorkers to participate in the state’s new “Send a Candy Heart” social media campaign during February.Mylol is not only a web site, we have an exciting mobile app available on iphone and android. You can chat with members or privately with someone. We are constantly working on Mylol to make it better for you. Our mobile app has all the features of our site and even more. Where ever you are on mylol you can always access your conversations directly. Create yourself a profile today and start meeting new people! OPDV’s teen and young adult-specific website, “Respect Love, Love Respect” ( and its companion Facebook page, ( Love NYS), have a variety of resources to assist teens their parents, young adults and others interested in learning about how to prevent teen dating violence or assist someone who may be in harm’s way. New York is the only state in the nation to have an executive-level agency that has the sole mission of fighting and preventing domestic violence. Cuomo has made strengthening the state and local response to domestic violence, a crime which disproportionately affects women and children, a priority.Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including teens, can seek help 24 hours a day by calling New York State’s toll-free hotline: 1-800-942-6906.There are also programs statewide that provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including counseling and emergency shelter for victims and their children.Information about those programs is available via the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence website: If your child grows up seeing what healthy relationships look like, he or she may be less likely to abuse a dating partner, or to stay in an abusive relationship.Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?Discover the warning signs, learn how to get help and make a game plan so that you can make a difference in your community!The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is pleased to offer the following ideas and resources for schools and communities to raise awareness of Teen Dating Violence.