Teen dating violence is a serious issue affecting young people in our communities Each year, 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and adult re-victimization.

Abusive dating relationships hurt not only the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Care Lodge encourages you to talk to teens about healthy and unhealthy dating relationships. Let's work together to highlight the need to educate young people about relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.

Resources

  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 1.866.331.9474

    Confidential and Free, Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Care Lodge Crisis Line 601.693.HOPE (4673)
  • Download the teen safety plan (PDF)

Websites

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Children

Violence in the home has a long lasting effect on children. Children that become victims of domestic violence are at risk for continuing the cycle of violence. However, education can reverse this process. Children need to know that the home is safe and not a place for violence.

For more information on the effect violence in the home has on children, please click here.

Our Contributors

  • United Way of East Mississippi
    United Way of East Mississippi