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

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.

FACT

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. 

SAFETY PLANNING 

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.loveisrespect.org/for-yourself/safety-planning/interactive-safety-plan/

SAFETY AND SELF-CARE APPS

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. 

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

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

SITES AND NUMBERS

SITES

www.loveisrespect.org

www.thatsnotcool.com

www.breakthecycle.org

www.thetrevorproject.org

NUMBERS

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

1.866.331.9474

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1.800.799.7233

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

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Serving domestic violence victims and their families for 40 years in

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

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