After class had begun, I heard the door swing open, which was at the front of the classroom. He stayed at the door and looked toward the teacher and said to him in front of the whole class, "I need to speak to that fucking whore right there." He pointed at me, then he turned to me and said, "Bitch, get your fucking stupid ass out here now." Everybody turned and looked at me in shock but nobody said a word. It didn't begin immediately, in fact, there weren't any signs until we had been dating for almost a year.
I never imagined such shame and at 15 years old, understood it even less. It was those incidents that left long-lasting emotional scars. My story begins at the age of 14 and continues off and on until I was 22.
Relationship violence can occur at school — in the hall, in the classroom, in the parking lot, on the bus or in a car, at after-school activities, at a student’s workplace, at a school dance, or at a student’s home. Don’t try to mediate or otherwise get involved directly. Tell a trusted adult if you suspect abuse, but don’t witness it.
In teenage dating relationships, the abuse is often public with peers witnessing the abuse; however, the abuse can also occur in private. REACH Hotline (800) 899-4000 (Office (781) 891-0724) Kol Isha Teen Safe Program (781) 647-5327 and ask for Kol Isha National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (866) 331-9474 (866)331-8453 (TTY) Fund (781) 438-5604 Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (978) 465-0999 X19 Mentors In Violence Prevention (617) 373-4025 - The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program is a gender violence prevention and education program based at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
Teen dating violence is a pattern of actions or threats of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by a teen (between the ages of 13 and 18) against a current or former dating partner.