National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) When a caller dials 1.800.656.HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller’s phone number.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress, the Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.The Hotline is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month.
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education: National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative: The American Bar Association has developed and distributed nationally 1,000 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkits introducing teens to dating facts, warning signs, and prevention recommendations.
Verbal and Emotional Abuse may include: calling you names, jealousy, cutting you down, threatening to hurt you, someone in your family, or themselves if you don’t do what they want.
Physical Abuse may include: shoving, punching, slapping, pinching, hitting, kicking, hair pulling, strangling.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: 512-407-9020 You will reach an advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.