Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen dating violence (TDV) is a form of intimate partner violence  that specifically affects teen relationships.

In these relationships, one partner uses various tactics and behaviors to gain and maintain power and control over the other partner.

Teenage victims face barriers that are unique to teens

Proximity Concerns: Teens often attend the same schools as their abusers. They may be in the same classes or clubs, ride the same bus, or participate in the same activities.

Protection Order Restrictions: Teens may not be eligible for protection orders based on their age or the age of their abuser. 

Lack of Experience: Teens generally have less relationship and life experience. They may lack experience in identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Most parents want to help their child be safe and TDV can make safety a major concern for teens and their families.

Talk to your children openly and honestly to help share your experiences and your concerns.

You don’t have to have all  the answers

Domestic Violence Services, Inc. has advocates available to help you with your safety needs

If you are concerned or in fear for yourself or a loved one please contact us.

We are available 24 hours a day!! For Immediate Emergency Assistance:

24 Hour Crisis Line 

800 - 833 - 1161

Pendleton Advocacy Center: 541-276-3322

Hermiston Advocacy Center: 541-567-0424

Teen Dating Violence Statistics

  

https://sites.google.com/a/domesticviolenceservices-or.org/domestic-violence-services-inc/recruitment-party