Dating Violence

If you are a victim of dating violence or need help call our hotline
at (800) 688-6157. Our advocates are available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Your call is confidential. 

What is Dating Violence?

Dating violence is controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior against a person on a date or a current or former dating partner. It can occur in person or electronically.

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Take Dating Violence Seriously

Teens and young adults may think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a normal part of romantic relationships. However, these behaviors have the potential to become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence. 

It is important not to minimize the seriousness, or criminal nature of physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual aggression, simply because they occurred within a dating relationship, or on a date. 

About Dating Violence

Anyone can experience dating violence, regardless of their age or phase of life. But unhealthy relationships frequently start early—in teenage and young adult years—and can last a lifetime

​​​Source Data: 

Center for Disease Control : Preventing Teen Dating Violence

West Virginia Foundation for  Rape Information and Services: www.fris.org

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Are you or someone you love a victim of dating violence? 

C
all our hotline, (800) 688-6157.
 Our advocates are available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. 
Your call is confidential. 
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