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Abuse & Bullying Prevention Programs

Prevent Child Abuse, Neglect & Bullying

Here are some links with information on how to prevent child abuse, neglect and bullying.

Dating Violence

Dating violence is physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a romantic or sexual partner. It happens to women of all races and ethnicities, incomes, and education levels. It also happens across all age groups and in heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Some people call dating violence domestic abuse, especially when you live with your partner.

Dating violence includes:

  • Emotional and verbal abuse — yelling, name-calling, bullying, isolating you from your family and friends, saying you deserve the abuse or are to blame for it, and then giving gifts to “make up” for the abuse or making promises to change

  • Sexual assault and rape — forcing you to do any sexual act you do not want to do or doing something sexual when you’re not able to consent, such as when you’ve been drinking heavily

  • Physical abuse — hitting, shoving, kicking, biting, throwing objects, choking, or any other aggressive contact

It can also include forcing you to get pregnant against your will, trying to influence what happens during your pregnancy, or interfering with your birth control.

I have the power to end relationship violence #teenDVmonthIf you are in immediate danger, call 911. Find local help on our map or call the national hotline:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline


1-866-331-8453 TTY

Prefer to text? Text "loveis" to 22522

Peer advocates are available to talk, text, or chat online 24/7.

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