For Teens

Relationships can be fun but they can also be unhealthy, abusive, or even dangerous.  Dating violence is too common a problem in our communities and is accompanied by a lack of awareness, creating long-lasting effects for victims.  One in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

February is National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month:

1 in 3 teens will experience an abusive relationship but only 33% will ever tell someone about it. Join the conversation and learn more by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Our Education & Prevention team will be touring schools throughout Broward County to create awareness about dating violence and teaching students non-violent techniques to support victims. Click here for a calendar of events!


Are you concerned that your dating relationship may be unhealthy, abusive, or dangerous?  Get help:

  • Women In Distress 24-Hour Crisis Line – safety planning and referrals: 954-761-1133; TTY/TDD 954-527-5385.
  • 2-1-1 Broward’s Teen Hotline is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, free and anonymous telephone helpline for teens that need help or information. Specially trained 2-1-1 counselors listen to their feelings and concerns and help them make positive choices that will support their growth and success.  Dial 2-1-1.
  • The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline offers real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates for youth, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers. The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is a 24-hour resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet, specifically designed for teens and young adults. Call 866-331-9474; TTY: 866-331-8453.
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