Social media has “added a level of stress that, we, as adults, haven’t had to deal with and we really need to make sure that young people understand that and set boundaries around their digital lives,” said Ferrer. Brittny Henderson of Burlington Wis., came face-to face with dating abuse her freshmen year in high school.According to Love is Respect.org, dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. “It all happened so slowly,” Brittny explained of the increasingly aggressive and controlling behavior her once goofy, fun boyfriend started exhibiting.
After picking up her son from school, Maria pleads with him not to mimic the abusive behavior he sees at home.
Fearing her son may fall victim to the cycle of abuse, Maria executes her safety plan in order to leave her abusive husband for good.
Loveisrespect Text for Help Services, sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.
Created from tragedy, Dating Abuse Stops Here, or DASH, was created to inspire and inform a community.
The site offers fact sheets, information, and resources about teen dating abuse to help teens, their parents and friends understand more about this growing problem.
In the 16-minute movie geared toward teens, Natalie suffers the cycle of physical and emotional abuse by her boyfriend Alex.
A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence. They seem like a normal newly wed couple on the outside, but when they are alone, the cycle of abuse is revealed.
Womens provides easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence.
All through Massachusetts, teenagers are working to bringing awareness to the growing problem of dating and breakup violence.
The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.