Do you know, 1 in 3 high school students will be involved in an abusive relationship prior to graduating?
Do you know, jealousy, isolation, intensity (expressing feelings in extreme ways), and monitoring someones social media are all warning signs of potential abuse?
Do you know, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average?
Do you know, nearly half of dating college women are likely to experience some form of violent or abusive dating behaviors?
Do you know, of adult men who experience partner abuse, 15% of them report that they first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age?
Do you know, the Urban Institute reports significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGBTQ+ youth than among non-LGBTQ+ youth?
Do you know, only 33% of teenagers who experienced dating abuse have ever told anyone about it?
Do you know, 81% of parents believe that teen dating violence is not an issue?
These statistics are staggering and scary! Hope’s Door is a safe place for any person experiencing domestic violence. Hope’s Door offers counseling, legal support, and shelter to survivors of abuse. For our teens, they provide Prevention Education workshops in schools all across Westchester County.
Hope’s Door works tirelessly to achieve its mission of ending domestic violence and empowering survivors to achieve safety, independence, and healing from the trauma of abuse.
Remember to reach out for help from a trusted adult: parent, teacher, mentor or call the Hope’s Door hotline for 24 hour assistance – 888-438-8700