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Facts

You may have the perfect relationship. But probably someone you know doesn’t. Check out the real facts of teen dating abuse here. Read More »

Warning Signs

Abuse escalates. Know the signs from early warnings to the lethal threats. It could save a life. Read More »

For Parents

DASH is for Parents: Articles and resources designed to keep you up to date with your teen, to keep you tech savvy, and to help you stay involved. Read More »

For Friends

DASH is for friends! Do you suspect your friend is in an abusive relationship. You CAN help. Read More »

For Guys

DASH is for guys. Be part of the solution. Get the facts and be a great role model for the people in YOUR life. Read More »

 

BBC3 Drama Highlights Dating Abuse

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The drama Murdered By My Boyfriend tells the true story of a 17-year-old young woman called “Ashley” who is abused and killed by her older boyfriend “Reese”. The hour-long show, recently aired by the British Broadcasting Company’s Channel 3, shows the deterioration of the relationship and highlights many of the early warning signs of dating abuse.

Adam Sweeting of the UK Telegraph said, ”…screenwriter Regina Moriarty had made the narrative breathe by telling it through convincing three-dimensional characters. The way they inhabited a believable everyday universe of friendships, work, dreams and ambitions brought a shudder of real terror to the story’s spiral into darkness.”

According to reviewer Elizabeth Pears of The Voice,”It is welcome news that parts of the film – part-funded by BBC Learning – will be shown in schools to educate young girls and young boys about what healthy relationships look like.”

Teen dating abuse happens in all parts of the world to all different kinds of teens. No matter if you watch a television show or click through a website learn the facts, spread the word and get the help you or your friends may need.

Click here to watch  Murdered By My Boyfriend.

Witness Reactions to abuse

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Watch the different reactions of passersby when they witness a woman being abused by a man as opposed to a man being abused by a woman. Abuse is abuse no matter the gender or age group.

Click here for the video: #violenceisviolence

In Memory of Siobhan 10/16/89 – 4/12/09

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In memory of Siobhan’s fifth angelversary we post this powerful video from the El Paso County, Texas, Don’t Let Yourself Campaign. Watch this and see how many of the early warning signs you can identify, then share it with a teen you know. Let’s remember Siobhan by helping someone learn about teen dating abuse.

Click here for the video: Don’t Let Yourself – Teen Dating Violence

DASH at Fairfax County Tier II Training

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Wendy Claunch was pleased to present DASH as part of the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Tier II Training session on teen dating violence. The three-hour session included information on Defining TDV, Early Warning Signs, Lethal Warning Signs, Power and Control Wheel, How Family/Friends Can Help, plus educational videos and engaging exercises. In a group exercise called “Stay or Go” participants were asked to decided whether to stay in or leave a relationship given several scenarios while remembering how they would have reacted as a 16 year old. Over 30 participants are now qualified to present information on teen dating violence to their schools/organizations.

Thanks to Sandy Bromley, Heather Sarmiento (Office for Women) and Kacey Kirkland (Victim Services Section, Fairfax County Police Dept.) for a terrific program!!