It’s natural to want your friend to be safe, but she has to make her own decisions in her own time. He was kind and charming, and he was the first boy to show me any real attention.
The first few months of our relationship were amazing – he made me feel so special.
New Hope advocates are available to provide private and confidential services to students or staff in need of support around unhealthy or abusive relationships with friends, family members, or dating partners.
Advocates are available by appointment at high, middle, or elementary schools.
Presentations are tailored to the developmental level of students in each grade.
Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
A conviction of a teen dating violence offense in California can have serious long-term consequences.