Teen Dating Violence

Dating violence occurs when a person in a current or past dating relationship uses physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control the other person in the relationship.

Examples of dating violence against a student may include physical or sexual assaults; name-calling; put downs; or threats directed at the student, the student’s family members, or members of the student’s household.

Dating Violence Contacts/Resources

The Family Place
24 Hour Crisis Line 214-941-1991

Hope’s Door
Hotline 972-422-7233

Genesis Women’s Shelter
24 Hour Hotline 214-946-HELP (4357)

Dallas Domestic Violence Resources

Center for Disease Control – Violence Prevention