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Teen Dating Abuse

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

Sports and Dating Abuse. Is There a Connection?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

In a time when headlines focus on athletes' off-the-field behavior, many coaches are moving beyond discussing Xs and Os. They're teaming up with dating abuse experts to create opportunities where teens feel comfortable opening up about issues that directly affect them.

A Chat with Marie Jaskulka about "The Lost Marble Notebook," Intense Young Love & Teen Dating Abuse

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In the young adult novel The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy (Skyhorse), author Marie Jaskulka has written a book that is wholly original, explosive, fascinating and devastating.

Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice; Now What?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Katie Ray-Jones

It's important that we continue discussing domestic violence, but it's also important that we take action to ensure victims get the justice they deserve and abusers get the help they need.

Is My Boyfriend Sad or Mean?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 11.16.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

Just because your boyfriend doesn't push, shove or hit doesn't mean he's good guy. It means somewhere along the way he learned not to hit a girl. But he didn't learn how to treat her. He is still capable of something called emotional abuse.

No One Will Love You More Than I Do

Haley Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Haley Robinson

February is teen dating violence awareness month, and it reminds me of what are still the most harrowing four years of my life. One in four teens self-reports physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse every year.

When 'Love' Kills: Teen Dating Abuse

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I've been planning my 30th high school reunion, searching high and low for class of 1983 graduates. This has brought up a lot of things for me: How qu...

Lizzie Schiffman

Shocking Number Of Local Teens In Abusive Relationships | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO--"I don’t know why Rihanna complained, Chris Brown could beat me anytime he wanted to.” This Tweet and similar others circulated in th...

1 In 10 High School Students Say They've Experienced Dating Violence

| Laura McMullen | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

To many, February is the month of love, as grocers stock up on heart-shaped candies, florists order red roses, and restaurants book a flood of Valenti...

Teen Dating Violence

Christine Bork | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Let's make sure we are teaching our sons and daughters that violence in relationships is not normal, and not OK.

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Ludy Green, Ph.D

Because teenage years are difficult (and secretive) enough as it is, there are warning signs that every parent and teacher can and should look for.

Start the Conversation: Ending Teen Dating Violence

Paul Robinson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago
Paul Robinson

If we want our young people to have successful relationships, we need to talk to them about it. After all, you can't expect someone to succeed in a subject they've never been taught.

Sexual Assaults Will Continue Unless We Educate Young Men

Amy Siskind | Posted 06.05.2011 | College
Amy Siskind

When I read the latest sexual assault stats, I felt a knot in my stomach. My daughter will enter college with such a high chance of being a victim?

Eve Ensler, MTV Team Up For 'I Am An Emotional Creature' Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is known around the world for her play, "The Vagina Monologues," but her latest hit, "I Am An Emotional Creature," ...

Dating Abuse Is a Ticking Bomb

William L. McComb | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
William L. McComb

In the wake of the brutal murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, now is the time to ask ourselves how such tragedies can be prevented.

Virginians Take Heed: Dating Violence is Not Going Away

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

Last month, Break the Cycle released its third annual State Law Report Cards, a survey of the nation's teen dating violence civil protection laws. And for the third year in a row, Virginia received a failing grade.

Does My Teenage Daughter Get the Rihanna/Chris Brown Thing?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mona Gable

This is supposed to be one of those golden "teachable" moments for parents, when you sit them down and say, if a boy ever hits you, run like hell and tell someone.