COVID-19 Update

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.


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.

Healthy Relationship

  • Feeling Safe with Your Partner

  • Having Fun with Your Partner

  • Your Privacy is Respected

  • Your Partner Communicates and Listens to You

  • You and Your Partner Make Decisions Together

  • You are Treated as Equal in the Relationship

  • You and Your Partner Trust and Respect Each Other

  • You and Your Partner Can have personal Space and Time Apart

  • No Pressure is Felt about Sexual Choices

  • You can Disagree without Fear or Violence

Unhealthy Relationship

  • Being Jealous Without Cause

  • Isolation From Friends, Family, and Activities

  • Using Drugs or Alcohol

  • Acting Controlling or "In Power"

  • Being Humiliated, Embarrassed or put Down

  • Blamed for someone else's personal Failures

  • Being threatened with Physical, Emotional or Sexual Harm

  • Being Ignored as Punishment

  • Losing Temper easily or having mood swing

  • Lying or Cheating

  • Your behavior changes a lot when dating someone 

  • Constant texts or keeping tabs on you 24/7

1 IN 3

Teenagers will be in an unhealthy relationship at some point by the time they graduate high school.


Teens in same-sex relationships experience rates of abuse similar to rates experienced in opposite-sex relationships. 

1 IN 3

Teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a partner. 


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:




myPlan: Helps users determine if a friend or family member is in an unsafe relationship. 

Circleof6: Promotes healthy relationships and safety by connecting 6 people, of users choice, in case of emergency. 

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Insight Timer: This app features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts.







National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline


National Domestic Violence Hotline


If you or someone you know is experiencing dating violence text “tphelp” to 20121.