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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Nationally, 1 in 3 young people will experience physical and/or sexual dating abuse and 1 in 10 high school students have been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically injured by a dating partner.  Help raise awareness and minimize the impact of dating violence by joining VIP in their efforts during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We've made it easy to start - just download the images below to share with your school, club, or on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Wear Orange Day Poster:  Promote national Wear Orange Day, taking place on Tuesday February 12th.
  • Images and PDFs: Facts & Statistics, Definitions & Warning Signs, and Words of Action

 

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) provides free, confidential support services to teens and young adults affected by dating violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes, through our confidential 24 hour crisis hotline and information and referrals to local medical and mental health resources.  Additional services are available to teens/young adults under 18; however, we must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.  Click here for a full list of VIP services available.

 

Get help today:

  • Call our 24-Hour Hotline: 607.432.4855.  Calls are confidential 
  • Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1.866.331.9474 
  • Visit our main office at 3 West Broadway, Oneonta.  Open 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

 

Is your relationship healthy?

A healthy relationship is one that allows both partners to feel supported and connected but still feel independent. In this type of relationship, you will experience the following:

  • Respect - Your partner respects you and your individuality.
  • Honesty - You are both open and honest.
  • Support - Your partner supports you and your choices even when they disagree with you.
  • Boundaries - Both of you have equal say and respected boundaries.
  • Independence - Your partner understands that you need to study or hang out with friends or family.
  • Communication - You can communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences.
  • Safety - Both of you feel safe being open and honest.

Quiz: Is Your Relationship Healthy?

 

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What is teen dating abuse?

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What is sexual assault?

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What is consent?

 

What is digital abuse?

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What is Bullying?

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What is Cyberbullying?

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