Teens (with some adult help) can go to a judge to get a Protection From Abuse order.
There are even online tools to help teens get started.
Even when teens recognize that they are being abused, they may hesitate to turn to adults for support, understanding, and protection.
In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.
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.
Any of these and more can be part of teen dating violence: Abusive teens use these kinds of behavior to keep power and control over a dating partner.
Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?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 occurs in straight and gay (LGTBQ) relationships.Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.According to teens themselves in a 2009 survey: How do you know what to do when someone confides in you?