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National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

Dating Abuse Resources for Teens

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Whatever stage you and your teen are going through in discussing and learning about dating violence, there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 9: Share a Message of Support

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Understand your importance as a friend. What you say and do can really make a difference in someone's story. If a loved one confides in you that they are experiencing abuse, believe them and be there for them.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 8: For Frustrated Friends & Family

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Watching someone you love experience domestic violence can be very disheartening. If the person you care for is not reacting the way that you want them to -- for example, leaving the situation – it’s easy to become frustrated.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 7: Helping a Loved One

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Helping a friend or family member who is in an abusive relationship can be challenging. If you have noticed that your loved one’s relationship is unhealthy, remember that they need your support.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

What Makes Teen Dating Abuse Unique

Teen dating abuse can be as serious and scary as violence within an adult relationship. The abuse faced by teens can manifest itself in a variety of forms including physical, verbal and digital.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

RHOBH: “But Now We’ve Said It”

On tonight’s episode “Tempest in a Tea Party,” a heated discussion amongst the wives about loyalty and friendship turned into an unexpected intervention for Taylor Armstrong about her marriage.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Awareness

What Makes Someone Speak Out Against Domestic Violence?

Have you often wondered what makes a person speak out against domestic violence? Is it because they themselves or a family member were abused by an intimate partner? Or did they see the injustice that the abused face and want to speak out to offer support and help?
National Domestic Violence Hotline Awareness

The Hotline Gives Thanks

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with family, giving thanks for loved ones, eating a home-cooked meal and enjoying all that life has to offer. During this holiday, we at The Hotline pause to give thanks and show gratitude.