Teen Dating Violence is a pattern of emotional, verbal, sexual, or physical abuse used by one person in a current or past dating relationship to exert power and control over another when one or both of the partners is a teenager.

According to national research, 1 out of 3 teens report knowing friends or peers who have experienced dating abuse.

Worse, the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds that 1 in 10 teens report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Statistics have shown that children who are exposed to violence in the home are at a significant risk to one day themselves become victims and/or perpetrators of violence as adults.

This is why The Center has partnered with local area schools, colleges, and many youth groups to spread the word and help stop the cycle.

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Show your support of Connecticut's first Family Justice Center by adding your name or message to The Pathway to Hope.The Center is proud of the commitment from youth and students in our service area who have taken a stand to end domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, and child abuse.We would like to recognize the following youth and young adult groups who are taking a stand against violence in their schools and community: Beginning in Summer 2017, The Center for Family Justice, in partnership with the Coastal Connecticut YMCA and Camp Hi-Rock, will launch the first summer camp and mentoring program for children impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in New England. Page Share Template = ; j Query(document).ready(function () ); var MC = MC