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Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
Teen dating abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.
Willow Center seeks to address this issue of teen dating violence through our Prevention Education programs. Ask yourself these questions: Does the person you are seeing (like a boyfriend or a girlfriend): Nobody deserves to be treated this way.
If these things ever happen in your relationship, talk to someone about it.
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