National resource center teen dating violence
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Help Someone Today If you or someone you know who is in an abusive dating relationship, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 7 days a week at 866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Confidential help is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
I happily took on the task of making him feel loved and supported no matter what, it was me who was going to show him unconditional love.
Our relationship started as a dream, we were young and thought I was in love. Yes we were obsessed with each other, I knew that drove my parents crazy, I wanted to be with him 24/7, and he with me.
I had a large close-knit group of girlfriends, I am close to my parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
I was the girl who would say with pride that I would never let anyone, especially a boyfriend, hit me. He opened up to me immediately sharing the struggles with his family life growing up. He told me how his father was abusive to his mother and he hated him for it.
Help Prevent Reproductive Coercion by Screening Youth for Dating Violence Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (2016) Offers various screening tools in order to prevent, identify, and respond to teen dating violence.
Screening tools include a Red Flags Universal Teen Dating Violence screen and Student Health services Dating Abuse Screening and Response Protocol.
At a rate far higher than other forms of youth violence, teen dating violence impacts 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.
Love Is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention Curriculum High School Edition (PDF - 497 KB) Love is Not Abuse (2012) Provides lessons designed to help teenagers understand patterns of abuse in dating relationships and methods of prevention.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2016) Emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence by providing audience-specific information.
I knew that it existed in the world and I knew it was bad if it happened, but I had no idea it was called Domestic Violence, and I definitely had no idea how deeply dangerous, manipulative, gradual and lonely being abused was, until I met Phil. With the amazing upbringing I had experienced it was difficult for me to imagine living in a violent environment.
I wanted to support him and be there for him in any way he needed me.
The following resources help to equip child welfare professionals with information on how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.