As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.Perhaps you’re not quite sure what to say, or maybe your teen doesn’t seem to want to talk.National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) When a caller dials 1.800.656.
“If there was a teen dating abuse helpline when I was being abused, I might not have stayed in the relationship as long as I did.” The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is a project of the Texas Council on Family Violence in Austin, Texas.
While abuse often occurs as a pattern of controlling behavior, a single episode of abuse is cause for concern. Otherwise, call the following numbers for help now.
loveisrespect: 1-866-331-9474 Text: loveis to 22522 TTY: 1-866-331-8453 Call for confidential advice and counseling.
The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) member center.
If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Liz Claiborne Inc.