Tag Archives: Teen Dating Violence

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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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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Let’s Work Together!

Dr Phil, My intention for writing this blog is to be invited to speak about teen dating violence on your show. When I was 15 years old I was in an abusive relationship.  I finally got the strength to end … Continue reading

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