Dating violence resource center
Special issues for Teen Victims Teens are often even more reluctant than adult victims to get help for domestic violence.There is an increased fear among teen victims that they are partly to blame and that adults will judge them. Advise the teen that it is not their fault and they do not deserve to be treated that way.In addition to the standard domestic violence warning signs, teen warning signs may include the following: Additional warning signs that a teen may be being abused The best way to gather information about the above warning signs is to ask questions. 415-678-5500 TTY: 1-866-678-8901 From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. loveis to 22522* 866-331-9474 Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.REAL TIME: Contact Jani Sepanik, CRC’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator at [email protected] schedule a training for your group or school.Make a Donation Give today to help families and individuals in crisis receive shelter, counseling, child therapy, legal assistance and resources to break the cycle of violence.Few of us are used to asking teenagers about their dating practices.
In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse.
Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!
Dating abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, financial status, race, gender, sexual orientation or background, and if we want to raise awareness about it and help prevent it, we need to start with the basics. Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
We know that in a single year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
When college-aged students were asked to consider if they have ever been in an abusive relationship, 29% of women and 17% of men reported that they had.
Types of Abuse: PHYSICAL • Hitting • Slapping • Choking • Kicking • Shoving • Biting • Force-feeding • Assaulting EMOTIONAL & VERBAL • Putting you down • Embarrassing you in public, threatening you in any way • Telling you what to do, telling you what to wear SEXUAL • Pressuring or forcing you to do anything sexual without your consent like forcing you to have sex or perform sexual acts that you are not comfortable with • Restricting access to birth control • Forcing you to watch pornography or participate in pornographic videos, sexting FINANCIAL • Taking your paychecks • Not paying bills • Preventing you from working • Controlling where and how you work DIGITAL • Sending threats via text, social media or email • Stalking or humiliating you on social media • Logging into your social media or email accounts without permission • Forcing you to share passwords Drugs and alcohol can affect a person’s judgment and behavior—but they do not excuse abuse or violence. A healthy relationship requires honest communication, trust, safety, and respect.