According to a nationwide study conducted by The Center's for Disease Control, 10% of students reported being hurt by their dating

partner within the past 12 months. Futures Without Violence states, “While dating, domestic, and sexual violence affect women regardless of their age, teens and young women are especially vulnerable. Young people age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault and people age 18 to 19 experience the highest rates of stalking." 

The Shelter for Help in Emergency's Prevention Coordinator works with teens and youth in our community to promote healthy relationships based on trust and respect and shares warning signs and behaviors which could indicate or lead to an abusive relationship.

To learn more about our Prevention Program, teen dating violence, and what you can do as a parent if you suspect your teen is being abused by a dating partner, please visit our Teen Page or email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..