For Adult Allies
Adults can play a powerful role in stopping teen dating violence. Learn more about how to prevent and stop dating violence in your community here.
Healthy Teen Relationships Workshop
To request a workshop, contact Vanessa Bolton, Health Education Associate at (408) 792-3743 or Vanessa.Bolton@phd.sccgov.org
Contact the Public Health’s Violence Prevention Program to request technical assistance to support a capacity assessment
in your school district.
Love Is… (YouTube Videos)
Show the locally produced Love is… videos on TV monitors in waiting rooms, lobbies, classroom presentations and other common areas.
Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn’t mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence.
Dating Violence Can Be:
Physical: Hitting, slapping, choking, kicking
Emotional/Verbal: Putting you down; embarrassing you in public (online or off); threatening you in any way; telling you what to do or what to wear
Sexual: Pressuring or forcing you to do anything sexual, including sexting; restricting access to birth control
Financial: Taking your paychecks; preventing you from working
Digital: Sending threats via text, social media or email; stalking or humiliating you on social media; logging into your social media or email accounts without permission; forcing you to share passwords
Extreme jealousy or insecurity
Isolating you from family or friends
Making false accusations
Do you have questions about your relationship? About a friend's relationship? Visit loveisrespect.org
for interactive quizzes, information on all your relationship questions and ways to speak to a trained peer via chat, text or phone, 24/7.