Teen Corner

teen_cornerWHAT IS ABUSE?
Dating or domestic abuse occurs when one partner uses different types of abusive behavior to gain POWER and CONTROL over the other partner.

Dating or domestic violence is a learned pattern of behavior that can include emotional, mental, verbal, financial, physical, sexual and social abuse.

Abuse can happen to anyone! Both teens and adults experience abuse in their relationships. Dating abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, educational or national background.

It is important for victims/survivors of abuse to find local resources and to have trusted friends or family members who can give them nonjudgmental support. Leaving an abusive relationship can be dangerous, so if you or anyone you know is being abused, please contact SARC to help plan for safety.

If you think you may be in an unhealthy relationship, or are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, incest or molestation and would like to speak to
someone, please call our 24 hour helpline at 410-836-8430.