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5th of February 2020

Teenagers Experience Dating Violence, Too. Do You Know the Signs?

‘Domestic abuse.’ Think about those words. Now, close your eyes for a moment. Picture the first image that came to mind. Did you see a fist? Or perhaps a bruised face? Maybe an inebriated, pot-bellied man in a dirty sleeveless shirt grabbing the arm of his wife as she struggles to escape his grasp? I […]

23rd of February 2017

Demi’s Story

One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. In addition to this, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average. Demi Brae Cuccia was a vibrant, young […]

26th of February 2014

Teen Dating Violence: What does it look like?

Teen relationships may differ from adult relationships but that doesn’t mean that teens don’t experience the same types of physical (hitting, pinching, biting, shoving, etc.), verbal (threats, insults, put downs, name calling, etc.), sexual (restricting birth control, inability to control one’s sexual activity, etc.), and emotional abuse (humiliation, isolation, stalking or monitoring, etc.) that adults do. Any […]