Most parents of teenagers would never imagine that their kids could become victims of domestic abuse, but remarkably, it is an increasingly common occurrence.
One young girl shared a very personal account of her experience with teenage dating violence in “48 Hours” Live to Tell: Sophia’s Secret Learn more about Sophia’s story – and where help is available: 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. YWCA: offers support for women and girls through sexual assault and domestic violence programs, and more Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
PAVE empowers students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education promoting respect of oneself and each other.
Additionally, PAVE creates a safe space for survivors to thrive after trauma.
Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, please get help.