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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / Presidential Documents 6799 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9081 of January 31, 2014 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, 1 in 10 American teenagers suffers physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually or emotionally abused. Dating violence can inflict long-lasting pain, putting survivors at increased risk of substance abuse, depression, poor academic performance, and experiencing further violence from a partner. During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we renew our commitment to preventing abuse, supporting survivors, holding offenders accountable, and building a culture of respect. Although girls and young women ages 16 to 24 are at the highest risk, dating violence can affect anyone. That is why everyone must learn the risk factors and warning signs. While healthy relationships are built on fairness, equality, and respect, dating violence often involves a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a partner. It can include constantly monitoring, isolating, or insulting a partner; extreme jealousy, insecurity, or possessiveness; or any type of physical violence or unwanted sexual contact. If you, a friend, or a loved one, is in an abusive relationship, the National Dating Abuse Helpline will offer immediate and confidential support. To contact the Helpline, call 1–866–331–9474, text ‘‘loveis’’ to 22522, or visit www.LoveIsRespect.org. For more information on dating violence, please visit www.CDC.gov/features/datingviolence. My Administration remains dedicated to preventing dating violence, raising awareness among teens and their families, and educating young people about healthy relationships. Earlier this year, I established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In addition to its primary focus of reducing sexual assault on college campuses, the task force will consider how its recommendations could apply to secondary schools. Because we must also reach out to teens in new ways, Vice President Joe Biden’s 1 is 2 Many initiative is engaging them online, via mobile applications, and in social media. Alongside schools, communities, and advocacy groups, we are working to change attitudes and help teens speak out against dating violence. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Each of us can play a role in ending dating violence—in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our dormitories. This month and throughout the year, let every American look out for one another, stand with survivors, speak out against dating violence, and build communities where abuse is never tolerated. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2014 as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. I call upon all Americans to support efforts in their communities and schools, and in their own families, to empower young people to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives and to engage in activities that prevent and respond to teen dating violence. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Feb 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED2.SGM 05FED2 6800 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2014–02543 Filed 2–4–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Feb 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED2.SGM 05FED2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F4

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 
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                Proclamation 9081 of January 31, 2014

                
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
                Prevention Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, 1 in 10 American teenagers suffers physical 
                violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and 
                many others are sexually or emotionally abused. Dating 
                violence can inflict long-lasting pain, putting 
                survivors at increased risk of substance abuse, 
                depression, poor academic performance, and experiencing 
                further violence from a partner. During National Teen 
                Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we 
                renew our commitment to preventing abuse, supporting 
                survivors, holding offenders accountable, and building 
                a culture of respect.

                Although girls and young women ages 16 to 24 are at the 
                highest risk, dating violence can affect anyone. That 
                is why everyone must learn the risk factors and warning 
                signs. While healthy relationships are built on 
                fairness, equality, and respect, dating violence often 
                involves a pattern of destructive behaviors used to 
                exert power and control over a partner. It can include 
                constantly monitoring, isolating, or insulting a 
                partner; extreme jealousy, insecurity, or 
                possessiveness; or any type of physical violence or 
                unwanted sexual contact. If you, a friend, or a loved 
                one, is in an abusive relationship, the National Dating 
                Abuse Helpline will offer immediate and confidential 
                support. To contact the Helpline, call 1-866-331-9474, 
                text ``loveis'' to 22522, or visit 
                www.LoveIsRespect.org. For more information on dating 
                violence, please visit www.CDC.gov/features/datingviolence datingviolence.

                My Administration remains dedicated to preventing 
                dating violence, raising awareness among teens and 
                their families, and educating young people about 
                healthy relationships. Earlier this year, I established 
                the White House Task Force to Protect Students from 
                Sexual Assault. In addition to its primary focus of 
                reducing sexual assault on college campuses, the task 
                force will consider how its recommendations could apply 
                to secondary schools. Because we must also reach out to 
                teens in new ways, Vice President Joe Biden's 1 is 2 
                Many initiative is engaging them online, via mobile 
                applications, and in social media. Alongside schools, 
                communities, and advocacy groups, we are working to 
                change attitudes and help teens speak out against 
                dating violence.

                Each of us can play a role in ending dating violence--
                in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our 
                dormitories. This month and throughout the year, let 
                every American look out for one another, stand with 
                survivors, speak out against dating violence, and build 
                communities where abuse is never tolerated.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim February 2014 as 
                National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention 
                Month. I call upon all Americans to support efforts in 
                their communities and schools, and in their own 
                families, to empower young people to develop healthy 
                relationships throughout their lives and to engage in 
                activities that prevent and respond to teen dating 
                violence.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
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