Domestic Violence

Stop it Before it Starts!

Facts

80% of teens regard verbal abuse as a “serious issue” for their age group

Less than 25% of teens say they have discussed dating violence with their parents.

Of the women between the ages 15-19 murdered each year, 30% are killed by their husband or boyfriend.

Only half of all teens claim to know the warning signs of a bad/hurtful relationship.

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Do you...

feel afraid of your partner much of the time?

avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?

believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?

feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Does your partner...

humiliate or yell at you?

criticize you and put you down?

treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see?

blame you for their own abusive behavior?