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WE HAVE A NUMBER OF resourceS,programs, and events for teens

What is Dating Violence?


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. It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.

You can visit for many more resources of teen dating violence, bullying, and other helpful information.


Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Use these warning signs of abuse to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction:​

  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission

  • Constantly putting you down

  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity

  • Explosive temper

  • Isolating you from family or friends

  • Making false accusations

  • Mood swings

  • Physically hurting you in any way

  • Possessiveness

  • Telling you what to do

  • Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex

Youth Based Prevention Education

Turning Point is actively engaged in creating primary prevention strategies that go beyond raising awareness. One of these strategies is prevention education with youth, which utilizes the 10 session Safe Dates curriculum. 

Dance Marathon

Teens For Change

senior projects

Families of Safe Dates

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