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What Is Teen Dating Violence?

Emotional, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old..

What to do:

Whatever choice you make, we’re here to support you and help you plan for safety.

Source: Loveisrespect.com

STAYING TOGETHER

If you want to break up but aren’t ready to do so just yet, consider these tips to stay safe in the meantime.

PREPARING FOR
A BREAK UP

It’s okay to be sad about a break up, even if it is abusive or unhealthy.

BREAKING
UP

It’s okay if your partner isn’t "okay" with the break up. You can make decisions for yourself and your safety.

LIVING
SAFELY

Consider taking these steps after breaking up to ensure your ongoing safety.

How to help:

Together we can end TDV.

  • Teach safe and healthy relationship skills

  • Support survivors to increase safety

  • Create safe enviroments

  • Fostering healthy relationships at home

  • Use your voice to talk about dating violence

  • Practice bystander intervention

  • Lessen the stigma by openly discussing TDV

Warning Signs of TDV

These are signs of someone who may be using power to control a victim.

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TEEN DATING STATISTICS

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