Teen Dating Violence

Dating violence includes verbal, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse used by one person to control their boyfriend or girlfriend. Violence can occur at any age and at any stage of a relationship. Teens are often victims of relationship violence and experience the same types of physical, verbal, and sexual that take place in adult relationships and between married partners.

How do I know if my relationship is abusive?

Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize if your relationship is abusive or heading in that direction. Knowing these warning signs can help you determine if your relationship is abusive.

Does your partner ever:

  • Get jealous over time you spend with friends or family?
  • Tell you what you what you can or can’t do?
  • Keep you from seeing or talking to friends and family?
  • Pressure you into unwanted sexual acts or touching?
  • Refuse to let you use birth control or protection?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or think that your relationship may not be the healthy relationship you deserve, visit the Safe Space to find out more about safe relationships.


Cycle of Violence


Teen Dating

Safety Planning

Facts about Teen Dating Violence

· One in three teens experience some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships,.

· Nearly 80% of girls who have been abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser.

· 1 in 4 teenage girls who have been in relationships reported that they have been pressured to perform oral sex or engage in intercourse.

· 40% of teenage girls ages, 14 to 17, know someone who has been hit or beaten by their partner.

Statistics gathered from the Safe Space.