loveisrespect: 1-866-331-9474 Text: loveis to 22522 TTY: 1-866-331-8453 Call for confidential advice and counseling.
Visit resources, safety tips, online chats available with peer advocates 24/7. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous.
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education: National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative: The American Bar Association has developed and distributed nationally 1,000 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkits introducing teens to dating facts, warning signs, and prevention recommendations.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: 512-407-9020 You will reach an advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you.
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According to loveisrespect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, one in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner.
While teen dating violence can happen to anyone, the majority of the violence affects young women.
Women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost the national average.
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“If teens are not turning to their parents for help, it is essential that they have a private outlet where they can discuss their fears with someone who will provide immediate assistance” said Sheryl Cates, chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence.
“This helpline and website were designed exclusively for teens so they can speak to a peer or an adult advocate anonymously and confidentially.” Teens and parents anywhere in the country can call toll free, 866-331-9474 or log on to the interactive Web site, loveisrespect.org, and receive immediate, confidential assistance.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Liz Claiborne Inc.
announced Thursday the launch of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH), a 24-hour national web-based and telephone helpline created to help teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC.