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TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

WHAT MY PARENTS THINK I'M DOING

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81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.

How Do I Start the Conversation?

  • Are any of your friends dating?
  • What are their relationships like?
  • Do you know what you would do if you witnessed or experienced dating violence?
  • Would it be weird if someone you were dating texted you all day to see what you’re doing?

WHAT MY FRIENDS THINK I'M DOING

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67% of teens who were in a violent relationship never told anyone about the abuse.

Is your friend in a violent relationship?

  • Significant other gets extremely jealous
  • Unexplained marks or bruises
  • Significant other excessively text or stalks social media
  • Stops participating in activities or other interest
  • Stops spending time with other friends and family
  • Begins to dress differently

WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING

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1 in 3 Teens experience dating abuse.

Know the Facts

  • The severity of intimate partner  violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
  • Individuals affected by teen dating violence are at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence.

IF YOU NEED HELP CALL

417-864-SAFE (7233)

#MakeItStop417