Teens

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.

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.

Healthy Relationship

  • Respect for Personal Identity

  • Respect for Boundaries

  • Mutual Support

  • Mutual Trust and Honesty

  • Fairness

  • Respecting Privacy

  • Time Apart

  • Emotional and Physical Safety

  • Open Communication

  • Making Decisions Together

  • Owning our Mistakes

  • Keeping Commitments

Unhealthy Relationship

  • Control or Power

  • Inappropriate Jealousy

  • Peer Pressure

  • Manipulation for Sexual Behaviors

  • Unrealistic Expectations

  • Isolation from People and Activities

  • Disrespecting Personal Identity

  • Humiliation

  • Harmful Language

  • Monitoring Activity

  • Threatening Words or Behavor

  • Blaming Others

  • Minimizing Concern

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING?

DANGER

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:

https://www.thehotline.org/plan-for-safety/create-a-safety-plan/#gf_1

HOMELESSNESS

Huckleberry House of Columbus, Ohio helps youth, ages 12 to 17, who are struggling with family conflict, poverty, homelessness and violence. 

www.huckhouse.org

614-294-5553

MENTAL ILLNESS

Lifeline is available for 24/7 for those in distress and crisis.

Services are free and confidential. 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

1-800-273-8255

SEXUAL ASSAULT

RAINN provides services to those experiencing or who have experienced sexual assault. Services are free and confidential. 

https://www.rainn.org

1-800-656-4673

NEED FOR LGBTQ SUPPORT

The Trevor Project provides information, resources and counseling to

those who identify with the LGBTQ community. 

https://www.thetrevorproject.org

1-866-488-7386

Kaleidoscope serves youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and are needing support

https://www.kycohio.org

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Turning Point serves victims of intimate partner violence

with shelter, advocacy and outreach. 

www.turningpoint6.org

1-800-232-6505

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing domestic violence or anyone seeking information and resources about domestic violence. 

1-800-799-7233

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

1-866-331-9474

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

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

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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.  

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