Dating violence is a pattern of any type of controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse.
Teen dating violence is more common than anyone wants to believe.
Abuse can happen to anyone on any day. It is blind to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, level of education, religion.
Click around the RESPOND site to learn or more, or call the hotline 24/day at 617-623-5900 to get your call answered by a certified domestic violence counselor. All services are free and confidential.