However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
The Hotline is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month.
Reaching out for help to stop domestic violence in your relationship, and navigating the complex resources in your community can be difficult.
It can be hard to know where to go for the help you want and it may not be clear how these programs can support your efforts to live a life free of violence and abuse—but you are not alone!
The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential, and anonymous.
The National Centers for Victims of Crime (NCVC) 1-800-FYI-CALL A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by members, individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants, NCVC can help find local victim services counselors for young people in trouble.
They can also seek confidential counsel and advice from professionally trained adults and peers.