Because of COVID-19 you may be experiencing isolation and frustrations with not being able to see friends or your partner during this time. It can be extremely difficult missing out on important experiences: sports, prom, graduation, and other valued activities.
You may also be experiencing an increase in technology or digital abuse. Often this is a form of verbal or emotional abuse done online. This can look like insulting or threatening messages, unwanted images, cyber stalking, GPS tracking, monitoring your phone or computer, demanding passwords, constantly texting you making you feel like you cant be separated from your phone or device.
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
Turning Point's Teen Advocate can speak with teens, teachers, administrators, and parents about teen relationship issues. Middle schools, high schools, or any interested organization is provided information to help teens navigate the waters of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships as students develop new social situations and enter the dating scene.
Presentations have been developed in compliance with House Bill 19 which requires dating violence education in middle and high school health classes and education. Contact Robin McNeal for more information regarding this program.
Respect for Personal Identity
Respect for Boundaries
Mutual Trust and Honesty
Emotional and Physical Safety
Making Decisions Together
Owning our Mistakes
Control or Power
Manipulation for Sexual Behaviors
Isolation from People and Activities
Disrespecting Personal Identity
Threatening Words or Behavior
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING?
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that can help you avoid dangerous situations in your relationship and know the best way to react if you are in danger.
Click the link below to complete a virtual safety plan:
Huckleberry House of Columbus, Ohio helps youth, ages 12 to 17, who are struggling with family conflict, poverty, homelessness and violence.
Lifeline is available for 24/7 for those in distress and crisis.
Services are free and confidential.
RAINN provides services to those experiencing or who have experienced sexual assault. Services are free and confidential.
NEED FOR LGBTQ SUPPORT
The Trevor Project provides information, resources and counseling to
those who identify with the LGBTQ community.
Kaleidoscope serves youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and are needing support
Turning Point serves victims of intimate partner violence
with shelter, advocacy and outreach.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing domestic violence or anyone seeking information and resources about domestic violence.
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
If you witness teen dating violence,
there are many things you can do to help:
Listen to the Victim without judgement
Avoid giving advice
Connect the Victim to resources
Tell the Victim the abuse is not their fault
Do not contact the abuser
SAFETY AND SELF-CARE APPS
myPlan: Helps users determine if a friend or family member is in an unsafe relationship.
Aspire: appears as a news app but has hidden domestic violence resources and ways to contact people in case of emergency.
Insight Timer: This app features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts.