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of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide

resource: CDC

The Girls And Women Alliance offers pop up workshops, panel discussions, and specilized talks. Topics includes healthy realtionships, teen dating violence, sexual consent, sexual assault, life skills, creative writing and other self esteem building topics. To hire us to educate your organization on teen dating violence or domestic violence please contact us directly.


*Classes offer to girls, boys, parents and educators.


Does your partner incessantly calls or texts you?


Does your partner checks your phone, social media or emails?

Does your partner displays anger frequently and in a way that scares you?


Does your partner pressure you to do things?


Does your partner put you down or call you names?


Does your partner make you feel guilty?


Does your your partner threatens you?

Does your partner tell you what to wear?

Does your partner try to turn you against your friends of family?


Is your partner checks your physically agressively?

Does your partner blame you when things go wrong?

Does your partner wants to be with you all the time and expresses frustration if you want to spend time away from them?

Does your partner needs to know where you are at all times?


Take a step back and ask yourself:

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend...


  • Pressure you to make the relationship very serious or have sex early in the relationship/ before you’re ready?

  • ​Act jealous or possessive?

  • Try to control where you go, what you wear, or what you do?

  • Text or IM you constantly?


  • Harass you online?

  • Refuse to consider your point of view or desires?

  • Keep you from talking to or spending time with close friends or family?

  • Drink or use drugs and then blame the alcohol and drugs for his/her behavior?

  • Threaten to hurt you or themselves if you leave them?


TEEN DATING VIOLENCE is NOT always isolated to one type of abusive. For example, if your partner is physically abusive, it's likely that they're also mentally and emotionally abusive.

Not sure if you’re in an unhealthy relationship?

Sometimes it can be almost impossible to look at your relationship objectively. But if you’re concerned that your partner is abusive, your instincts are probably right.


Go through our dating abuse checklist and see if your partner has said or done any of these things.


Can you answer agree with some or many of these statements. If so, it’s time to think about getting help and safely getting out.


TEEN DATING VIOLENCE may not be something that everybody talks about, but that doesn’t mean that it’s uncommon. 


1 in 5 teen girls say they have been concerned about being physically hurt by their partner.

1 in 4 teens who have been in a serious relationship say that a boyfriend or girlfriend has tried to prevent them from spending time with friends or family; the same number have been pressured to only spend time with their partner.

Half of teen girls who have experienced sexual pressure report they are afraid the relationship would end if they did not give in.

Nearly 1 in 4 girls who have been in a relationship (23%) reported going further sexually than they wanted as a result of pressure.

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE can have a negative effect on health. Teens who are victims are more likely to experience symptoms of depression anger, confusion, anxiety and engage in unhealthy behaviors.  Teens who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and even adulthood.

Types Of Teen Dating Violence



Threatening a partner or harming his or her sense of self-worth. Examples include name calling, shaming, bullying, embarrassing on purpose, or keeping him/her away from friends and family. Minimizing or blaming a person for the abuse, intimidation and/or threats or destroying property. 



Any use of force that causes pain or injury. When a partner is pinched, hit, shoved, slapped, punched, or kicked.



This is forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when he or she does not or cannot consent. This can be physical or nonphysical, like threatening to spread rumors if a partner refuses to have sex. Including sexual harassment or manipulating a person into having sex by using guilt or threats.



A pattern of harassing or threatening tactics that are unwanted and cause fear in the victim.



Constant criticism, threatening to hurt loved ones or harassment at school or in the workplace.



Controlling a person’s income or financial assistance, misusing one’s credit or making it difficult for a person get or maintain a job.




  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474

  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (rainn)    

        800-656-hope (4673)

Contact Simeaka Melton to hire The Girls And Women Alliance (a Dear Girls Academy program) to a facilitate workshop, be a speaker, educate your group, school or organization. Topics includes healthy realtionships, teen dating violence, sexual consent, sexual assault, life skills, creative writing and other self esteem building topics.

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