Recently, DASH received an email from “T” (we are protecting her identity for privacy reasons), describing her abusive dating relationship. She agreed to allow us to post her compelling story in her own words. Because her story is quite involved and each incident needs to be shared, we will post it in two parts. Part one describes the intense beginning.
McLean High School was also at the forefront of raising awareness about teen dating abuse this past month. On Wednesday March 25, 2011, McLean HS, along with the Safe Community Coalition, hosted a presentation/discussion with the DASH team. Click here to read more about the evening.
DASH is looking for “Teen Ambassadors” to help us spread the word about our website and the important information we need to share with teens. If you are interested in helping DASH, here are a few examples on what you can do to spread the word about datingabusestopshere.com.
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.