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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Boston Magazine highlights teen dating abuse

Fatal Attraction by Eileen McNamara.

SHE DYED HER HAIR the color he liked. She shut out her friends after he ordered her to stop talking to them. She had sex before she was ready because he told her it was the only way to prove her love.

It wasn’t enough.

Help via Text Now Available

Break the Cycle and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline have collaborated to introduce the newly improve website Love is Respect (www.loveisrespect.org). The site now offers Live Chat with peer counselors available 24/7. Plus in its most exciting development, you can now have your questions or concerns addressed by texting “Love Is” to 77054 for confidential help. Normal texting fees apply. If you need help or have any questions, visit www.loveisrespect.org.

New Resource for Students

Love is Not Abuse introduces a new resource online including curriculums for high school and college, and a series of handbooks for teens and parents about prevention of teen dating violence. Visit the new site at http://www.breakthecycle.org/youth-leadership-education.