Teen Dating Violence Prevention Workgroup

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The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Workgroup is an offshoot of the Regional Domestic Violence Council. The workgroup is focused on promoting best practices related to preventing and addressing teen dating violence.

The workgroup meets via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

For more information, contact:

Contacts
Human Services Director
Kelli Williams

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen dating violence affects millions of teens in the U.S. each year. It occurs between two people in a close relationship and may include:

  • Physical violence, like hitting, kicking, or pushing
  • Sexual violence, such as forcing a partner to take part in a sex act
  • Psychological abuse, like name-calling, insulting, threatening
  • Stalking, such as repeatedly making unwanted or threatening phone calls or messages, showing up unwanted
  • Teen dating violence can happen in person or electronically including repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without their permission

Youth who are victims of teen dating violence are more likely to:

  • Experience depression and anxiety symptoms
  • Engage in unhealthy behaviors, like using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol
  • Think about suicide

Talk to Someone. You are not alone.

If you are in immediate danger, call or text to 9-1-1.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline | SAMHSA
Call or text the number 988

Teen Lifeline
Call or text 602-248-8336

More resources may be found on our Domestic Violence Find Help webpage.

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