Healthy Relationships

A healthy relationship includes:

Support

Feeling Safe

Able to share your feelings without judgement and ridicule.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

RED FLAGS!

  • Excessive jealousy or insecurities
  • Invasions of your privacy
  • Calling or texting non-stop
  • Unusual moodiness
  • Pressuring a partner into unwanted  sexual activity
  • Blaming you for problems
  • Controls where you go and who you see
  • Explosive temper
  • Preventing you from going out
  • Constantly monitoring your whereabouts
  • Falsely accusing of things
  • Vandalizing your personal property
  • Taunting or bullying
  • Threatening or causing physical violence

STATISTICS

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students experience dating violence
  • Only 33% of teens tell of the abuse they receive.
  • 81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue
  • Young people aged 12 to 19 experience the highest rates - of rape and sexual assault.
  • Teenagers age 18 and 19 experience the highest rates of stalking.
  • Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the U.S is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

SAFETY PLAN

          • Turn location off your cell phone

          • Let someone you trust know your whereabouts
          • Steer clear of isolated places
          • Alert Dorm Security, if necessary/available
          • Avoid places abuser, their family and friends hang out
          • Look into protective order
          • Take self-defense classes
          • Call 911 when necessary

LOVE SHOULD NOT HURT

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How you can help a friend!

Don't blame, but listen

Talk with them about your concerns

Go with them to get help

Talk with a trusted adult to get help