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Teen Dating Safety

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Psychological Association (APA) Teen Dating Safety Guide

Click below to read their resource guide “Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt” for teens about dating abuse.
apa.org/pi/families/resources/love-teens

Be The One Ohio

Their website provides sexual violence prevention resources, information and tools for teens and young adults.
Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline: (844) 644-64357
OAESV: oaesv.org/what-we-do/prevention/be-the-one

Break the Cycle

Provides in depth dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves. They also offer youth leadership and education opportunities, legal services and are involved with advocacy.
Text “loveis” to 22522 to chat with a peer advocate 24/7
breakthecycle.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer community training and a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling and medical services for foster children) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205

  • General: (614) 722-8200
  • Adult Counseling Services: (614) 722-8293
  • Child Assessment Center: (614) 722-3278
  • Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212 or Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Fostering Connections Program: (614) 722-6789

familysafetyandhealing.org

National Center for Victims of Crime

Provides many resources for victims of dating violence and stalking.
victimsofcrime.org

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: Love is Respect

Provides free phone support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse. Their website offers helpful information for teens and parents about healthy relationships and signs of abuse, and teens can chat online to get free, confidential advice.
Teen Helpline: (866) 331-9474 or (866) 331-8453 TTY or text “loveis” to 22522
loveisrespect.org

Start Strong

Offers teen and tween dating violence information and guidance for the professional or parent of middle-school age children. Real life love lessons, literature and webinars are shared as well as insight on proven strategies and ways to execute those strategies leading to healthy decisions teens and tweens can make to have healthy dating friendships and relationships.
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, San Francsico, California 94129
startstrong.futureswithoutviolence.org
futureswithoutviolence.org

Taking Charge

An online tool that focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBTQ, foster care, immigration, money management and more. Also, the website helps youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
takingchargeohio.org

Teens Health

A website for teens that cover various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health; smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent; marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

That’s Not Cool

This website was created by teens to help prevent relationship violence. This national public education campaign uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
thatsnotcool.com