BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort.
Within two months of the beginning of their relationship, she controlled nearly every aspect of his life.
What he did, who he saw, when they ate and even what he wore.
Approximately 1 in 10 teenagers reports being physically or sexually victimized by a dating partner, and too many other victims do not report it.
The cycle of violence can begin with anyone at any time, and as a society, we must acknowledge that we each have a role to play in teaching children about healthy relationships.
Gradually, my contact with Gary went from hanging out every day to a couple times a week to only talking through Facebook and text.