Help for dating abuse
REACH offers help to teen survivors and concerned adults through our supportive services.
If you would like to talk about what is going on in your child’s relationship, call our free 24-hour hotline at .
If you need support there are people and resources available to help.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.
Below you’ll find information and tools to help you talk to your kids about healthy relationships, guidelines on how to navigate their world of cell phones and social networking and how to talk to your kids about being an upstander vs. If you suspect your teen may be a victim of abuse, you are the most important resource and advisor for your child.
It can be hard to know where to go for the help you want and it may not be clear how these programs can support your efforts to live a life free of violence and abuse—but you are not alone!
Different people in your teen’s life (teachers, coaches, friends and other family members) may each notice warning signs in your teen and their dating partner.
Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.
In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.
Many of these national organizations can guide you to more in-depth and knowledgeable resources in your community and surrounding areas.
These hotlines offer support from well trained, caring advocates 24/7/365 (including holidays).Advocates help victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape or sexual violence find support and assistance in their communities, even if you only need someone to talk to before making that first step.