In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.
60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.
In fact, abusive relationships often start as emotionally or verbally abusive and can quickly escalate into physical or sexual violence.
You do not deserve to feel disrespected or unsafe in your relationships.
Verbal and emotional abuse can be much harder to recognize than physical or sexual assault, but they are no less damaging.KNOW MORE about the National Dating Abuse Helpline READ MORE about what you can do if you think you are in an abusive relationship SAY NO MORE to teen dating abuse Check out our Teen Dating Violence Booklet for teens, parents and anyone working or coming in contact with teens and/or their parents.Teen dating violence is a pattern of actions or threats of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by a teen (between the ages of 13 and 18) against a current or former dating partner.The MCADSV Directors' Academy began in 2011 as an opportunity for new program Executive Directors to develop the administrative skills they needed in their new leadership roles. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program contract No. 2015-MU-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U. Available to any Executive Director or program leader in their rst to third year as leadership, Directors' Academy is a year-long professional development and networking opportunity.