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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
FEBRUARY is Teen Dating Violence Awareness MonthAPRIL is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Check out the following resources to gain a better understanding.
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Love Is RespectResources on issues from Facts & Stats to how to help an abusive teen.
Love Is Not AbuseLiz Claiborne Inc. offers everything from curriculum to public awareness campaign resources.A Thin LineMTV'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 peersMy 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.