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Teen Dating Violence

4 Things You Learn When You Let Go Through Travel

Jillian Goltzman | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women
Jillian Goltzman

Far off lands and luxurious castles -- this may sound like your cliché Disney setting, but three years ago I strived to make it my reality. At 23 yea...

A Story About Teen Dating Violence

Crystal Sanchez | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Crystal Sanchez

One winter day during my junior year, I found out that he had cheated on me again. I broke up with him during lunchtime. He became enraged as I walked...

Dear Olivia

Beth Morrison | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Beth Morrison

It is never too early to have a conversation with our children about healthy relationships, body autonomy, and love.

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

Stop, Drop and Roll: 5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe in Dating Relationships

Shalanda Moten, Ed.D | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Shalanda Moten, Ed.D

Did you know that dating violence is a prevalent social issue impacting teens? According to Love is Respect (2015) Nearly 1.5 million high school st...

Not Knowing Is Not an Excuse

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

As "Yes Means Yes" policies become more common at colleges, some scholars have argued that such policies leave too much open for interpretation and co...

Sexual Assault, Rape and Dating Abuse Exist; Affect 1 in 3

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

High-profile cases and serious accusations make headlines. The best way we, as a global community, can stand up for victims and show that sexual assault, rape and dating abuse are not tolerable is by preventing it in the first place.

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault Must Be a Coordinated Effort

Tony West | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Tony West

We know that a coordinated community response -- one that relies on partnerships with student groups, campus police, community victim services organizations, campus ministries, and school officials -- is what is required to turn the tide on this issue.

Two Sides to a Statistic

Beth Morrison | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

It is critical that we are able to educate our adolescents about the root causes and impact of dating violence. And it is critical that we be cautious about our use of language when we do so.

Boy Interrupted

Beth Morrison | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Interrupting the socialization systems rooted in the belief of what it means to "be a man" isn't easy. It begins with developing a healthier model of adult masculinity and manhood that's rooted in forming equitable relationships between all sexes, gender identities and expressions.

Deadly Breakups: How to Talk About Teen Dating Violence

Mimi Golub | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Mimi Golub

We need to explain to our daughters that a boyfriend who cuts her off from friends and family is not a good man. We have to make our teens understand that punching a wall or name-calling can lead to violence. It is never OK to go alone to visit a depressed or aggressive ex. Parental advice can save lives.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Teen Dating Violence Is More Common Than You Thought

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laurie Sue Brockway Boys push, hit hard, and twist arms. Girls tend to slap, choke, and yell. Regardless of the method, dating violence has beco...

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...

Study: Adolescent Dating Violence Not High Priority For Most High Schools

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

A study out of Ball State University has found that most schools do not consider adolescent dating violence a high-priority issue, with 81.3 percent o...

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

WATCH: The Shocking New Teen Rape PSA

Posted 03.07.2012 | Teen

"If you could see yourself, would you see rape?" With this question, a controversial new ad campaign in the UK aims to change the way teens view rape....

'Linsanity' Hits Palo Alto High School!

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

Lizzie Schiffman

Shocking Number Of Local Teens In Abusive Relationships

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

PDA At School: Romantic Or Awkward?

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

Having "The Talk" With Your Kids

Elizabeth Miller, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Have you had "the talk" with your children? If this question instantly makes you think of the classic birds-and-bees chat, I was actually talking about the healthy relationship chat.

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.