The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  To raise awareness around the issue of domestic violence, in October 2011, The Verizon Foundation awarded $105,000 in grants to nine Georgia organizations, including GCADV, to support programs dedicated to educating teens about dating and domestic violence prevention. “We work very hard to prevent family violence before it happens. Reaching teens, both boys and girls, […]

The CDC has released new data on dating violence among high school students. What does it tell us? That we still have much work to do when it comes to helping our teens to have healthy relationships. 9.4 % are victims. See page 10 and the full report. To view this report, visit

Audrey Atkinson was the all-American girl. Blonde and bubbly, she could have been anyone’s daughter, granddaughter, sister or best friend. But Audrey had a secret. The 19-year-old was being abused by her boyfriend. Although she did everything right, she was killed the night before she was scheduled to see a judge about making a temporary […]

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is hosting three exciting events. The first will share strategies for advocates to engage youth through social media, and the second and third will highlight the critical role of parents and caregivers in preventing and responding to teen […]

Michelle Wirth (2011-03-30) ATLANTA, GA (WABE) – Advocates against domestic violence say more needs to be done to address teen dating violence in the state. Those advocates define teen dating violence as a pattern of acts by a dating partner of physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional abuse. A new report by the Georgia Commission […]

Start Strong Atlanta announces the Keep It PSA Contest to encourage healthy relationships among young people. Youth from across the nation are asked to submit a PSA up to 1 minute long that shows how they Keep It Strong in their relationships. The deadline to enter is February 13th. Once the finalists are picked, it is […]

From Start Strong Atlanta e-News What can your organization do to support Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention  Month this February? Here at Start Strong Atlanta we want to reach out to our collaborating partners and community organizations to offer our support on any planned activities this coming February. Please feel free to contact us […]

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