It’s mission is to promote dynamic educational programs, particularly those in the areas of the development of healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.Created from tragedy, Dating Abuse Stops Here, or DASH, was created to inspire and inform a community.A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.There’s so much drama involved – don’t act like you don’t know what we’re talking about here.Arguments, jealousy, accusations, insecurity, the thrill and excitement. What looks like love might just be abusive (excessive jealousy/ possessiveness /over-attentiveness).Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Leaving an abusive relationship can be dangerous, so if you or anyone you know is being abused, please contact a local domestic violence agency to help plan for safety.Dating or domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that can include emotional /mental / verbal, physical, sexual, financial and social abuse.Teens and adults experience abuse in their relationships at the exact same rate.Highly trained advocates provide support, information, planning, and crisis intervention in 170 languages to hundreds of thousands of domestic violence victims.
As of October 2013, the hotline offers services via online chat during selected hours of the day.Dating abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, educational and/or national background.