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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 23 (Thursday, February 3, 2022)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 23 / Thursday, February 3, 2022 / 
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                Proclamation 10338 of January 31, 2022

                
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
                Prevention Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
                Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to ensuring our 
                society is one in which all young people can live 
                fulfilling and productive lives free of violence and 
                fear.

                Teen dating violence takes many forms, including 
                physical or sexual assault, stalking, coercive and 
                controlling behavior, emotional abuse, harassment, and 
                exploitation. It can occur in person, online, or 
                through various forms of technology. Centers for 
                Disease Control and Prevention research shows that more 
                than 8 percent of high school students in the United 
                States reported experiencing physical or sexual dating 
                violence over the course of a 1-year period, with young 
                women and LGBTQI+ youth facing the highest rates. Young 
                people who are survivors of teen dating violence can 
                suffer from depression, substance abuse, risk of 
                suicide, eating disorders, poor academic outcomes, 
                unintended pregnancy, and other struggles. Sadly, 
                survivors of teenage dating violence are more likely to 
                be revictimized as adults. These effects are compounded 
                for girls and young women of color, who are less often 
                recognized as survivors of dating and sexual violence 
                and face additional barriers to seeking help.

                My Administration is committed to supporting programs 
                that are proven to help preteens and teens develop safe 
                and healthy relationships. We have released a range of 
                new resources to equip communities with effective tools 
                to prevent and address teen dating violence. These 
                tools will help teens stay safe online and when they 
                use electronic devices; help colleges and universities 
                respond effectively to dating violence, sexual assault, 
                stalking and other forms of abuse; and provide 
                resources and training programs that prevent abuse and 
                promote healthy relationships. Information on these 
                programs, as well as other resources, are available at 
                VetoViolence.CDC.gov. We are also enforcing Title IX's 
                protections for students on the basis of gender 
                identity and sexual orientation to support transgender 
                students who experience higher rates of violence.

                During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
                Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to ending this 
                scourge of our society and providing our young people 
                every chance to live the fulfilling and productive 
                lives they deserve.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 2022 
                as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
                Prevention Month. I call upon everyone to educate 
                themselves and others about teen dating violence so 
                that together we can stop it.

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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 twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2022-02458
Filed 2-2-22; 11:15 am]
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