Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Teen Dating Violence Prevention 2020-02-19T23:19:09+00:00
Teen Dating Violence  |  Healthy Relationships  |  How to Help or Get Help  |  Raising Awareness

Is YOUR relationship healthy or unhealthy?

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What does Dating Violence look like?

What is Teen Dating Violence?


A pattern of behaviors used to obtain power and control over another person.

Types of Abuse:

Physical –

  • Scratching
  • Punching
  • Biting
  • Kicking
  • Pinching
  • Burning

Types of Abuse:

Physical –

  • Pulling hair
  • Choking
  • Strangling
  • Pushing
  • Using a weapon
  • Slapping

Emotional –

  • Put-downs
  • Name calling
  • Yelling and screaming
  • Harming (or threatening to harm the person, their family, friends, pets, property, etc.)
  • Spreading rumors
  • Stalking

Emotional –

  • Preventing the person from talking to friends / family
  • Insulting the person or their friends / family
  • Threatening to commit suicide
  • Humiliating the person
  • Financial control

Digital –

  • Sharing sexual or nude pictures of the person that were given in confidence
  • Accessing someone’s accounts and changing passwords so he or she can no longer access them

Digital –

  • Excessive or unwanted text messaging, instant messaging, phone calls or e mails to check up on someone
  • Posing as a person and altering his or her accounts or profiles

Power & Control Wheel

Source: National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: Power and Control Wheel

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Staying Safe

Are you or were you in a relationship that was hurtful? Here is an interactive safety plan from loveisrespect.org that can help you to stay safe.

> Interactive Safety Planner

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