REACH works with schools and youth organizations throughout Chicago to educate middle and high school-aged teens about dating violence, how to prevent it, and where to go for help.In fact, the state of Illinois recently passed a law (HB3379) mandating that public schools must provide teen dating violence prevention programs for students in 7th through 12th grades.There is also a large focus on violence prevention with tweens and teens.
Teen dating abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature.
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.
If you are looking for more information, please visit our Between Friends’ new website for young people and adults dealing with the issue of teen dating violence at
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Peace Over Violence works with many schools throughout Los Angeles with their is a project of the California Department of Health Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs founded in 1980.
The campaign, which enlists young men to take action to stop rape, is designed to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships.
knowing that life obstacles are going to be challenging, but it’s [about how] you as a person react.
As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.
The petitioning adult does not have to be the minor’s legal guardian.