February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month across the United States and in ECISD. Dating violence is more common than many people think and can affect males and females. The purpose is to spread awareness, provide support and stop dating abuse before it starts.
Teen Dating Violence Red Flags
- Shoves, slaps, chokes, hits, or uses weapons against me
- Constantly checks up on me or makes me check in
- Isolates me from my friends
- Texts or calls me excessively
- Has frequent mood swings: Is angry one minute and the next minute is sweet and apologetic
- Puts me down, calls me names, or criticizes me
- Breaks things or throws things to intimidate me
- Yells, screams, or humiliates me in front of others
- Threatens to hurt him/herself because of me
- Makes me feel nervous or like I'm walking on eggshells
- Forces me into proving my love or loyalty constantly
If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911.
24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.
Safe Place of the Permian Basin
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
National Sexual Assault Hotline