TDV is generally defined as occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old.
Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs without respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.
Monthly sessions include training and peer support on topics including board development, sta management, nancial administration, best practices in services, and much more.
Surviving intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse, is hard.
Approximately 25 percent of teens report experiencing TDV annually (Noonan & Charles, 2009).
It can include emotional, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse.
Fast answer: If it’s the sort of treatment you wouldn’t tolerate for one second directed at a friend, it’s probably not healthy and might be abusive.
At the same time, abusers try to plant seeds of doubt in us to extend their control. There also may be people in your life who try to downplay your experience, which makes it more difficult for you to trust your gut feelings.
Remember: abuse can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or physical.
Abuse isn’t less serious or real because it doesn’t manifest in the ways our society typically considers “abusive” (e.g., hitting or raping a partner).
Others of us relied on in-person or anonymous online support spaces for victims; this helped us gauge others’ reactions, when we felt we needed a second (or third or fourth) opinion.
You can also call a domestic violence hotline or text/chat the national dating violence hotline.