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Information about teen dating violence.

Our Teen Dating Violence programs protect and empower teens to create healthy relationships. We have educated professionals who can work with teens, and also educate parents about teens and intimate partner abuse.


It is estimated that one out of three high school students has experienced relationship violence. Dating violence happens to young people of all races, genders, classes, LGBTQ+ or straight.


Domestic abuse is defined as the use of power by a person to control his or her partner. Abuse can take many forms. It includes using threats, insults, isolation, surveillance, and spreading rumors. Sexual abuse can include being pressured into sexual activity, pressure to have unprotected sex, as well as withholding sex to exert control.


Is this happening to you?

  • My partner calls me names, embarrasses me or makes me feel stupid.

  • My partner is always watching me, wants to know where I am and who I talk to.

  • My partner doesn't want me to be with my friends or family.

  • I am afraid of my partner. 

  • My partner is really nice sometimes, but can be really mean. 

  • When there are fights, my partner blames me, saying it is always my fault; says that he or she has anger problems they cannot control.

How to stay safe

  • If you feel in immediate danger, call the police. Get help immediately!

  • If you want to break up with an abusive partner, chose a public place, tell you friends.

  • Tell friends that you are breaking up and let them know where you will be.

  • If you need support, look into resources at school or in the community or call us. We are here to help.

  • Stay in touch with your friends and make it a point to spend time with people other than your partner.

  • Don’t stop doing things that you enjoy or that make you feel good about yourself.

  • Do not be afraid of making new friends.

  • If you feel you are in danger, call the police. Get help immediately.

  • Arranged to call a friend or a counselor often talked with a partner so that you can debrief about what happened.

  • For immediate help, call our crisis line;

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