Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.
It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.
Monthly sessions include training and peer support on topics including board development, sta management, nancial administration, best practices in services, and much more.
From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.
Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
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. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
Students participating in Lincoln Sudbury High School’s Mentors in Violence Prevention program give a dramatic presentation to fellow students about the warning signs of dating abuse and breakup violence.
Students with Boston’s Start Strong program aim to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and Shawsheen Regional Technical High School’s dating awareness club meets weekly to discuss how to educate classmates about the dangers of dating abuse.
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