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Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence Tip Card

couple holding handsEveryone deserves a relationship based on equal love and respect. We have the right to say no to things that make us uncomfortable. We have the right to spend time alone or with other friends. We have the right to choose whether or not we want to stay in a relationship. Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that are used to control a person in a relationship. Abusive relationships happen when one person doesn't respect the rights and wished of the other person in that relationship.

What Is Abuse?

What To Do If You're Being Abused

What To Do If You Are Abusing Someone


What To Do If A Friend Is Being Abused

Safety Plans

A safety plan is a written plan of what to do to help keep a person as safe as possible. You can memorize your plan.

Web Resources

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
RAINN- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Advocates for Youth
Family Violence Prevention Fund

Visit http://www.vahealth.org/Injury/pubs.htm to view and order tip cards on this and other injury and violence prevention topics.


Talk to someone who can help.
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Information compiled by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.


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Contact Us:

Information Line: 1-800-732-8333
Email: injury@vdh.virginia.gov

Phone: (804) 864-7732

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Last Updated: 05-11-2010

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