August 15, 2008

Empowered Teen

An important thing to know is that domestic violence doesn't just happen to married couples; it can happen in any relationship. If you are being treated badly, talked down to, questioned on where you are all the time, forced to sacrifice your friends to spend time with him, or physically hurt in any way, you may be in a domestic violence relationship. If you believe you are in a dv relationship then you should talk to an adult you trust or call a hotline. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. It is ok to ask for help. Most of all remember you are not alone and it is not your fault. For more information or if you need to just talk, you can email me, Laura, at  
The teen’s section of UAADV is just getting underway. We currently have the UAADV Teen Blog that is just getting going. We hope to start educating teens before they get into abusive relationships by helping them learn the signs and also making sure they know what is not ok in a relationship. We also hope to give those who may already be in such relationships the support they need. Our goal is to make sure teens are aware of what a healthy relationship should be. In the future we plan to get a website or forum up where teens can go to get information and look for support.

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