Healthy Relationships

How do you know if you are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Sometimes it's hard to know, especially if this is your first relationship.

Dating Violence

Teens who abuse their girlfriends or boyfriends do the same things that adults do who abuse their partners. Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence.

How to Get Help

If your parents or friends or partner are hurting you or others and you feel scared, here's what you can do. Call 911, if you can get to a phone safely, and tell them the problem.

Stay out of the fight. Keep yourself safe until someone comes to help or until the danger is gone. Tell a safe adult, like a teacher, neighbor, social worker, or school counselor you're comfortable with, about what happened. Remember, even though it might feel like it sometimes, it's not your fault if others, including adults, choose to use violence.

Help a friend who is hurting others