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Call now. There are helpful options available right now for teens — both male and female.

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If you need help right now, call 911!

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National Dating Abuse Helpline, 24/7
If you are in an abusive relationship, are a witness to abuse, or the abuser, don't wait any longer — call and get help now! Help is immediate, accessible, and confidential.

1-866-331-9474

 
Love Is Respect: Text a Peer Advocate
Text a peer advocate at Love Is Respect for help.

Text "loveis" to 77054

 
Local Help in Siskiyou County, 24/7
For FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP, call the Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center Hotline:

1-877-842-4068

About the Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center
The SDV&CC is a community based, private, non-profit organization committed to helping the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The SDV&CC is located at 118 Ranch Lane in Yreka, CA 96097. Their office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday (530.842.6629).
Learn more: Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center website

For FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP, call the SDV&CC Hotline, 24/7: 1-877-842-4068.
 

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“I need to talk to someone, but I'm embarrassed to ask.”

Several excellent resources are available for to get some questions answered.

Love Is Respect
A great website for teens and their parents with advice and information on healthy dating to empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Important resources to get help and information right now include:

Chat with a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
Need a private chat with someone that understands what you’re going through? Try this option. It’s not a public chat-room, nothing needs to be downloaded, and no relationship questions are off-limits, too crazy, or embarassing.
More Info: Chat Information

Talk to a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
“Our peer advocates have served thousands of teens and young adults through our 24/7 phone service. Calling 1-866-331-9474 will connect you with an advocate trained to offer education, support and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members and service providers.”
More Info: Calling Information at Love Is Respect

Text a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
“Have a question about how to date in a healthy way? Need to check-in with an advocate about your relationship? Want to raise a red flag? Our advocates are happy to help and can be reached via text messaging. Simply text loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522. Normal texting fees apply.”
More Info: Text Service at Love Is Respect

 

“It's not an emergency, but I need some information.”

Here are a few websites with really good information about teen relationships. We've used the information on these websites in putting together our own resource on teen dating violence. Check them out.

Break The Cycle

Break The Cycle
Calling itself the leading, national nonprofit organization working exclusively on teen dating violence. Also sponsors “Love Is Respect” above.
Go to: Dating Violence 101

A Thin Line

A Thin Line
MTV’s campaign to reduce bullying, digital abuse, and digital discrimination. The "get the facts" section offers a very good format for understanding and dealing with the issues: 1) Ask yourself three questions; 2) What could happen? 3) Draw Your Line.

Dating Matters

Dating Matters
A free, online course from the Centers for Disease Control available to educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to describe what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.

Girls Fight Back

Girls Fight Back!
“We strive to empower individuals to be in control of their lives, to set boundaries that allow them to feel safe, to be wary of anyone who discounts their NO, and to learn how to live a safer life through their actions and help other people around them to do the same...We teach women and girls how to lead a badass life...Live and love your life fearlessly...JERK ALERT: Just because you know him, doesn't mean it's okay.”
Download: Sassy Self-Defense Guide

Jennifer Ann's Group

Jennifer Ann’s Group - Fighting Teen Violence
A web site to educate teens around the world on how to recognize and avoid dating violence, both physical and emotional. This group was created in memory of Jennifer Ann Crescente, murdered by someone she was dating the day after Valentine's Day 2006.
Watch now: Interview with Dr. Richeson from Jennifer Ann’s Group (4:59)
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ExKsD-afCk

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