Teen dating violence is a pattern of actions or threats of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by a teen (between the ages of 13 and 18) against a current or former dating partner.Any of these and more can be part of teen dating violence: Abusive teens use these kinds of behavior to keep power and control over a dating partner.Even when teens recognize that they are being abused, they may hesitate to turn to adults for support, understanding, and protection.In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.Teen dating violence occurs in straight and gay (LGTBQ) relationships.Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.Dating abuse is a pattern of controlling behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 FOR HELP Click Image to Enlarge Does your boyfriend or girlfriend: If you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, there are people you can talk to and resources that can help.It can range from verbal and emotional abuse — name-calling, constant insults, controlling what one wears, isolation from family or friends — to physical violence and sexual abuse. In Bucks County: A Woman’s Place 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-220-8116 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-675-6900 For more information: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474 of domestic violence can receive refurbished cell phones through Verizon’s Hope Line program.
In Bucks County, PA call A Woman’s Place at 1-800-220-8116.
Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?
KNOW MORE about the National Dating Abuse Helpline READ MORE about what you can do if you think you are in an abusive relationship SAY NO MORE to teen dating abuse Check out our Teen Dating Violence Booklet for teens, parents and anyone working or coming in contact with teens and/or their parents.
has some great ideas for helping friends, family, your child, and even a stranger. Consequences can be fatal PCADV's Domestic Violence Fatality Reports for 2008 through 2010 identify eight victims of dating violence: four were between ages 13 - 18, and four were 19-year-olds.
60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.According to teens themselves in a 2009 survey: How do you know what to do when someone confides in you?