Teen Dating Violence is a pattern of emotional, verbal, sexual, or physical abuse used by one person in a current or past dating relationship to exert power and control over another when one or both of the partners is a teenager.
requires school districts to adopt and implement a policy prohibiting dating violence and abuse by any student on school property, during a school sponsored activity, or during school-sponsored transportation, and providing procedures for responding to such incidents of dating violence or abuse, including accommodations for students experiencing dating violence or abuse.
If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center.
The caller’s phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information. Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238 (V/TTY) The Action Alliance operates the statewide hotline, a toll-free, confidential, 24-hour service that provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to family violence and sexual assault survivors, their friends and families, professionals, and the general public.
There are specific warning signs that may indicate your teen is in an abusive relationship.