Teen Dating Violence According to recent statistics, one in four teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship.
Dating violence can take many forms: – psychological and emotional abuse – physical abuse – sexual abuse Dating violence can occur between two people who are currently in a casual dating relationship or in a long-term serious relationship or who were formerly involved in a dating relationship.
Dating violence occurs in heterosexual and gay and lesbian relationships.
Relationship violence can occur at school — in the hall, in the classroom, in the parking lot, on the bus or in a car, at after-school activities, at a student’s workplace, at a school dance, or at a student’s home.
In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other partner through abuse.
Dating violence is not about getting angry or having a disagreement.
The Second Step is a comprehensive program for survivors of domestic violence.
In teenage dating relationships, the abuse is often public with peers witnessing the abuse; however, the abuse can also occur in private.
JF&CS is a provider of human services in the greater Boston area.
Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., known as MPY, has provided training, fostered collaboration, and developed programming to increase the health and safety of students in Middlesex County for more than two decades.
Safe Link (Massachusetts' Statewide Hotline)877-785-2020 & TTY 877-521-2601 Safe Link provides: A 24-hour live response in English, Spanish, and TTY Translation in 140 languages; Crisis intervention, safety planning, support, information and referrals; Access to emergency shelter statewide; The Roundtable's services focus on public education, on providing assistance to agencies, health professionals, educators, the clergy and others engaged in efforts to reduce domestic violence in our communities, and on facilitating exchanges of information about effective strategies for combating abusive behavior.
Their Journey to Safety program is aimed at preventing domestic abuse in the Jewish community, while helping those who have been abused find a way to safety, regardless of their background or beliefs. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization which closely partners with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.