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Responding to Relationship Abuse


If you think a student may be experiencing abuse, follow your mandatory reporting requirements and contact your school counselor. Refer your student to national helplines, local resources or emergency services, if needed.

National Helplines

The National Teen Dating Abuse Help Line
866-331-8453 TTY

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
800-787-3224 TTY

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

Ask your school counselor for contact information for local resources:

  • Rape and Sexual Assault Services
  • County Department of Public Health
  • Domestic Violence/Family Violence Support Groups
  • Local Domestic Violence Shelters
  • School and Community Teen Programs
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Youth (LGBTQ) Organizations

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More Information

"Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner."

–The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus