Speaking Against Violence Advocating for Healthy Relationships
We're passionate about helping teens develop healthy, positive relationships.
We do so by helping youth and adults:
recognize warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships
understand the components of healthy relationships
know where to go for help
62% of surveyed teens know a friend that has been verbally abused by a dating partner.
29% of girls that have been in a relationship have felt pressured to have sex or engage in sexual activity when they didn't want to.
Females aged 16-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
How to Help
Visit the pages on this website to learn and share the warning signs with teens.
If you suspect that someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, learn how to talk with them and help them develop a safety plan.
There are many local, state, and national resources for teen dating violence and sexual assault.
Ensure local counselors are experienced with teen dating abuse and violence.
Schools may also have programs.