Tag Archives: Dr. Phil

Speaking Out

Over the past year I have given many speeches.  Universities, High schools, Middle Schools,  Girl Scout Troops, Hospitals, Med Schools, some nationally and one at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. A few years ago Barbara, the Juvenile Hall speaker … Continue reading

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Attention Grabbers

Getting people to talk about teen dating violence is very difficult.  A majority of people feel it is a taboo topic and try to avoid talking about it.  I wanted to show you some of my favorite attention grabbers, and … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Bill of Rights

I have the right: To always be treated with respect – In a respectful relationship, you should be treated as an equal. To be in a healthy relationship – A healthy relationship is not controlling, manipulative, or jealous. A healthy … Continue reading

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My Therapy

Six years ago when I left my abusive relationship I was very lost and confused.  I felt the world I had been living in was torn apart; I was being told by so many people that I had gone too … Continue reading

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The Liz Claiborne Initiative

In 2005 I became a member of the Liz Claiborne Teen Task Force.  I was one of four girls selected to help launch the Love Is Respect national teen dating abuse helpline and Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum. The helpline … Continue reading

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Don’t Force It!

If there is one piece of advice I can tell friends of victims, it is NOT to force the victim to end the relationship.  Your trying to push a break up will only push you further away… I promise. When … Continue reading

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The Vicious Cycle

The ‘cycle of violence’ is a terrible period to endure while in a relationship.  It makes leaving the relationship even harder. Many people ask; why does the abused party stay in the relationship? Why not stand up and leave? For … Continue reading

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