Dating violence help victims
Created from tragedy, Dating Abuse Stops Here, or DASH, was created to inspire and inform a community.
The site offers fact sheets, information, and resources about teen dating abuse to help teens, their parents and friends understand more about this growing problem.
BACKGROUND Dating violence and sexual assault disproportionately affect teens and young adults.
Hundreds of thousands of young people are experiencing dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking every year.
Rural programs report that transportation, parental consent, and the lack of teen-specific services often prevent youth from engaging services.
Furthermore, local programs (not only those located in rural communities) are highly interested in developing and implementing peer advocacy models.
Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
Additionally, research suggests that teen dating violence patterns change rapidly over a short time period as adolescents grow older, thus dating violence services for young people need to be accessible, available, adaptable and safe.When assessing for dating abuse, it is important to meet young people at where they are clarifying any terms used to describe being in a romantic partnership, or having sexual contact, and stating a number of examples of various tactics of abuse.