Category: Teen

Instagram with #SafeConnections!

Recently, our prevention educators had some students show their love for Safe Connections on Instagram. By talking about what healthy masculinity means to them, they could show what they learned through our prevention education programs, and express themselves outside of society’s…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Please help spread the word that Safe Connections has many free education programs to help prevent Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and other free counseling to help teen victims. To teens who have experienced any…

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Local and Online Resources for Adolescents

Helplines / Hotlines Safe Connections 24-Hour Helpline – 314.531.2003 Youth In Need 24 Hour Help Line – 636.946.3771 National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline – 888.331.9474 Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) – 314.644.5886 Child Abuse Hotline – 800.392.3738 St. Louis Regional…

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Teen Dating by the Numbers

Approximately 1 in 5 high school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend. – Silverman, J. G., Raj, A., Mucci, L. A., & Hathaway, J. E. (2001). Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk…

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What Is a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship?

A healthy relationship includes lots of moving parts.  Certain parts have to be there. Trust and clear communication Balanced power and respect for each other Time for yourself and time with friends and family without your partner If all of these…

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St. Louis and National Resources

Helplines / Hotlines Safe Connections Crisis Helpline – 314.531.2003 St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Hotline – 314.531.7273 Life Crisis-Suicide/Crisis Hotline – 314.647.4357 Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) – 314.644.5886 Elder Abuse Hotline – 800.392.0210 Child Abuse Hotline – 800.392.3738 Domestic…

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Stalking Behavior Patterns and Cycles

Stalking behavior patterns closely mirror those common in many domestic violence cases. The pattern is usually triggered when the stalker’s advances toward their victim is frustrated — regardless of whether the stalker is seeking to establish a personal relationship or…

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Who Are Stalkers?

Demographically, stalking is a gender-neutral crime, with both male and female perpetrators and victims, but: Most stalkers are men. Best statistics indicate that 75-80% of all stalking cases involve men stalking women. Most stalkers know their victims. 60% are current…

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