Dating Violence is the use of harassing, controlling, and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship.
Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.
We’ve brought together a to provide guidance as we plan, implement, and evaluate our collective work to end adolescent dating abuse.
Join BCPS is combating dating violence and promoting healthy relationships.
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Different people in your teen’s life (teachers, coaches, friends and other family members) may each notice warning signs in your teen and their dating partner.
REACH offers help to teen survivors and concerned adults through our supportive services.
Of those teen survivors, 3% of teens in abusive relationships reported the abuse to authority figures and 6% told family members. Studies show that teens experiencing abuse are more likely to smoke or use drugs, take diet pills/laxatives, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Teens experiencing abuse are usually silent about their experience; often, teens blame themselves or normalize abusive behaviors as typical.