Dating abuse posters
’ Does your partner make your choose between him/her or family and friends?
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.
Plan and rehearse what you would do if your partner confronted you or become abusive: HAVE A SAFETY PLAN!
Does your partner try to impose restrictions on the way you dress or you appearance?
Part of ending the violence is breaking the silence about the abuse. Talk with someone who can help, such as your parents, a teacher, a counselor, a parent of one of your friends, a coach, your employer or an advocate at Mountain Crisis Services or Valley Crisis Center.
Both include hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse.