The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential, and anonymous.
The National Centers for Victims of Crime (NCVC) 1-800-FYI-CALL A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by members, individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants, NCVC can help find local victim services counselors for young people in trouble.
Looking out for red flags can protect you from dating violence.
The site includes an overview of the issue (e.g., early warning signs, types of abuse, the cycle of abuse), quizzes for teens to determine whether they are experiencing or inflicting abuse, a live chat feature that connects youth with a peer advocate 24/7, videos, a blog, and more.
In addition to the live chat, Love is Respect connects youth to the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-8453.
There are certain things you can do to prevent dating violence in your relationship as well as with people you care about.
Some people doubt whether or not they are even in a violent dating situation and become confused by their relationship.
The National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474 A service of Love is Respect, this national, 24-hour resource is specifically designed for teens and young adults.
The Helpline is accessible by phone or online chat and offers real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates trained to offer support, information, and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.
NCVC is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.
Since its inception in 1985, NCVC has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.
Youth can also reach out for help by texting “loveis” to 22522.
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Victims of teen dating violence often keep the abuse a secret.