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February is "Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month"

Statistics

  • One of five teens in a serious relationship reports having been HIT, SLAPPED, OR PUSHED by a partner
  • Young women, ages 16-24, experience the highest rates of relationship violence
  • Roughly one in 10 (9%) of teens has been verbally or physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend who was DRUNK or HIGH
  • Fourteen percent of teens report having been threatened with physical harm--either to them OR self-inflicted by their partner to avoid a breakup

Dating Basics

Relationships exist on a spectrum, from healthy to unhealthy to abusive -- and everywhere in between. It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot. Explore this section to learn the basics of dating, healthy relationships and drawing the line before abuse starts.

 Is My Relationship Healthy?

In a healthy relationship:

  • Your partner respects you and your individuality.
  • You are both open and honest.
  • Your partner supports you and your choices even when they disagree with you.
  • Both of you have equal say and respected boundaries.
  • Your partner understands that you need to study or hang out with friends or family.
  • You can communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences.
  • Both of you feel safe being open and honest.
Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc
A Better Way
PO Box 2825
Victorville, CA 92393

Phone:  760-955-8010


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