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Youth  Advocacy

R.E.A.C.H. provides a youth advocate who  acts in the best interests of the youth we are working with. Free and confidential services offered range from assisting youth victims of violence in court proceedings; counseling and referrals; youth victim’s rights information;  peer support groups; safety planning; teen dating violence intervention and community outreach programs.


         1,500,000 teens in the U.S. are effectedby teen dating violence.


 

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE INFORMATION

SEE BELOW...

 

Click here for a great resource on how to engage youth about sexual violence!

Have a hard time knowing how or what to say to your youth about healthy relationships or sexuality?

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, "Many adults lack accurate information about what to expect as adolescents develop sexually. This can make it difficult to distinguish healthy from unhealthy behaviors. When adults understand the difference between the two, they are better able to support healthy attitudes and behaviors and create positive opportunities to learn from challenges. They also are equipped to intervene when there are concerns related to unhealthy behavior or sexual violence."--nsvrc.org


Here is a great resource to help parents better understand what their youth are going through in adolescence, and how you can begin building an important conversation with your teen: "An Overview Of Adolescent Sexual Development." 

 

HOW TO TALK TO TEENS ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE

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IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP HEALTHY? 

Take the quiz below to find out if you may be at risk of an unhealthy relationship...

 



               

Take Quiz To See If Your Relationship May  Be Unhealthy!

Ask  yourself: Does my boyfriend or girlfriend...

  • Call  me frequently to find out where I am, who I’m with, or what I’m doing?
  • Call  me names, insult me, or criticize me?
  • Act  jealous, possessive, controlling, or bossy?
  • Threaten  to hurt themselves if I don’t do what they want?
  • Refuse  to allow me normal contact with my family and friends?
  • Shove,  punch, slap, pinch, kick, or hit me? Pull my hair? Choke or strangle me?
  • Get  ANGRY very quickly, or fight a lot?
  • Touch  or kiss me when I don’t want to? Force me to have sex? Not let me use birth  control?
  • Use  alcohol or drugs and pressure me to do it too?
  • Refuses  to accept that the relationship isn’t working or is over?
  • Follow  me or track where I go? Show up repeatedly at my home or work uninvited? Check  up on me all the time?

*If you answered yes to any of these  questions, speak to one of our trained advocates 24/7 for more information.

(828) 369-5544 Or (828) 586-8969



*NEW RESOURCES FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE*

 

 

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