National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or thehotline.org.
Love Is Respect (National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline): 1-866-331-9474, Text LOVEIS to 22522. Live chat is also available on the organization’s website loveisrespect.org.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673).
Youth.GOV has a list of additional resources for victims of teen dating violence.
Many states also offer local resources for teen dating violence and sexual assault/date rape.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): 1-800-273-8255 or three-digit dialing code 988. Live chat is also available on the organization’s website, www.988lifeline.org.
This book helps readers to better understand how easily adolescents can become involved in an abusive relationship. The author offers an intimate lens into her first teenage relationship, which soon became one of abuse. She explores how abuse can start subtly and grow, imparting deep wounds with long-lasting effects.
"Reading Dee Dee's book and experience helped me open the eyes of a relative who was in an abusive relationship. It gave me a reason to talk about Dee Dee's bravery and point out the signs of an abusive relationship. My relative, a beautiful young teen, found the courage to end her bad realtionship and move forward!"
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