Domestic violence is not a problem just for adults. Teens experience domestic violence in their relationships, too. In fact, domestic violence is very common in teen dating relationships.
Recognizing abuse in a relationship is difficult, but especially for teens. Some teens believe certain types of abuse are normal in a relationship, or think its "not that big of a deal." In many ways, teens do experience the same types of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse that adults do.
If you or someone you know needs help with a teen dating abuse relationship please contact the Teen Dating Violence Program at: 704-336-3210
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Teen Dating Violence Hotline
National Teen Dating Violence Website
Check out the following resources to gain a better understanding.
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Teen Dating Violence Program
Facts about dating violence including how a Teen Dating Violence program can help. 704-336-3210
WAXN-TV Public Service Announcement
This 30 second PSA was made possible through a partnership with the Justice Initiative and WAXN-TV.
That's Not Cool
National public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse.
Break the Cycle
Information on everything from the basics to staying safe. In English and Spanish.
Love Is Respect
Resources on issues from Facts & Stats to how to help an abusive teen.
Live Is Not Abuse
Liz Claiborne Inc. offers everything from curriculum to public awareness campaign resources.
Resources from Get The Facts to the Coaching Boys Into Men curriculum offered by the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
A Thin Line
MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers
My Next Girlfriend
My Next Girlfriend is a video education tool designed to convey essential teen dating violence information to those who work with youth on a daily basis. The video helps professionals to understand the experience of dating violence from a youth perspective and helps them develop the basic skills they need to intervene with teen victims and perpetrators.
For more information, please contact the Women's Commission main office at 704-336-3210.