Our Crisis/Information line (1-800-245-4580) is the first step in learning more, getting support and accessing our services. Our trained Advocates are prepared to provide emotional support, legal/medical advocacy, Safety Planning and support with Protection Order Process. We are here for victims as well their family and friends.
Teen dating violence (TDV) occurs between two people in a close relationship and includes four types of behavior: physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression. TDV can take place in person or electronically, and it affects millions of U.S. teens each year. Unhealthy relationships during adolescence can disrupt emotional development and contribute to other long-term negative effects.
Indiana ranks third-highest in the nation for the percentage of high school students who reported sexual dating violence, according to the CDC.
About 10 percent of Indiana teens surveyed said they had been forced to have sex against their will, and another 10 percent have reported being physically hurt.
80% of teens know someone who has been controlled by a partner
60% of teens know someone who has been physically abused
Nearly 80% of females reported experiencing at least 1 incident of physical or sexual aggression by the end of college.