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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 »

 

Lee High School

Andrew Russell and Wendy Claunch spoke to the seniors of Lee High School before their graduation rehearsal. The students were receptive to the message that Dating Abuse Stops Here: it stops with me, I will not perpetuate it, I will not tolerate it and I will speak up if I see it happening.

A CALL TO MEN

A CALL TO MEN is a leading national men’s organization addressing domestic and sexual violence prevention and the promotion of healthy manhood. The group is committed to maintaining strong partnerships with women’s organizations already doing this important work. We help to organize communities in order to raise awareness and get men involved in this effort.

Dating Etiquette for Guys

By John Stipa – Dad

  1. Be on time. Be presentable. You can fight this, but what’s the point?
  2. RING THE DOORBELL. Curbside pick-up is for fast food, not the girl of your dreams.
  3. Talk to the parents/guardians – especially her father. He was once in your shoes.
  4. Details: Confirm where you are going, what you’ll be doing and by what time she will be home. Ask for the curfew.
  5. Be prepared. Plenty of gas, money, directions. Carry your cell phone if plans change or you need to call home. Her parents want to know you’re responsible. So does she. So do your parents.

Evaluating Your Relationship

Ask yourself these important questions when you think about your relationship. Your honest answers can help you determine if your relationship is healthy or if it is a cause for concern.

  • Do you see things from each others’ point of view?
  • Do you think that your partner is the one that needs to change?
  • Do you communicate your needs clearly?
  • Are there things that you, yourself, would like to change?
  • Can you find a voice for changes that will be met with respect?
  • Do you treat your partner they way you like to be treated?