“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
This is a fun site for teens with a serious message - it's not okay to harass the people you supposedly care about.
Through humorous videos and fun graphics, That's Not Cool gives teens information and helps them build skills for dealing with intrusive and abusive behaviors.
Some are meant for teen audiences, while others provide information for advocates and other youth-serving professionals.
This online booklet from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) gives teens an overview of sexual information.
In order to prevent abusive and coercive teen relationships, young people need to develop healthy relationship skills.
This list provides a sampling of some excellent resources.
This updated version of the widely used Power and Control Wheel graphic is specific to teen abuse.
You can click on a section of the wheel (for example, "Sexual Coercion") and more information will pop up, including advice from peer advocates - very cool!
Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.