Phychological abuse teen dating


23-Jan-2015 19:37

When a victim/survivor of abuse is thinking about leaving their abusive relationship, it is best to ask for help.

Leaving an abusive relationship can be dangerous, so if you or anyone you know is being abused, please contact a local domestic violence agency or counselor to help plan for safety.

Dating abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, educational and/or national background!

Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.Even when teens recognize that they are being abused, they may hesitate to turn to adults for support, understanding, and protection.In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.

Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?

KNOW MORE about the National Dating Abuse Helpline READ MORE about what you can do if you think you are in an abusive relationship SAY NO MORE to teen dating abuse Check out our Teen Dating Violence Booklet for teens, parents and anyone working or coming in contact with teens and/or their parents.