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Turning Point | PO Box 875 | Marion, OH 43301-0875 | 740-382-8988

Serving domestic violence victims and their families for 40 years in

Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties 



What is Teen Dating Violence?

Teen dating violence is the act or threat of violence by one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within a dating relationship. This includes any form of sexual, physical, and/or verbal or emotional abuse.


Turning Point provides up-to-date programming regarding healthy relationships and dating violence to local students, staff, parents and community members. Presentations have been developed in compliance with House Bill 19 which requires dating violence education in middle and high school health classes and education regarding the issue to teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses and psychologists. These are offered at no cost to schools.  Contact Robin McNeal or Kalyn Bash for more information regarding this program.

Healthy Dating

  • 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 Dating

  • 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 Text 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. 


  • Create and share a safety word with someone you trust

  • Have a safe house to go to.  

  • Tell Parents or people you trust about your relationship. 

  • Have a cell phone and cash at all times. 

  • Avoid being alone with abuser.

  • Change route to School, Classes and work 


Respect Effect: Helps users learn and practice healthy relationship skills. 

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

iMatter: Helps users see warning signs of abusive and controlling behavior, and lets victims support them. 

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








Turning Point

740.382.8988 or 1.800.232.6505

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline


National Domestic Violence Hotline