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Healthy Relationships for Teens and Young Adults
Healthy relationships are good for the mind and body of teens. Harmful words or actions in a relationship can start early and last a long time. Teens may think some things are normal in a relationship, but they may not be. Some things that are not normal are teasing and name calling. They can cause harm and lead to violence.
Teen dating violence is physical, sexual or emotional violence between partners. It can be in person or online. It might happen with a partner you have now. It can even be from an old partner. Many teens do not tell friends and family. This is usually because they are scared to tell them.
It is important to talk with your partner about feelings like anger and jealousy. To have a healthy relationship, it is also important to treat dating partners with respect.1
If you or someone you know is a victim of teen dating violence, call The National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474
For additional information on teen dating violence, click here.
Material Adapted from CDC
1. Teen dating violence. (2015, June 29).