We all deserve relationships based on trust, honesty, and respect. But, navigating relationships or helping those we care about to feel safe and supported can be confusing. These resources and materials provide helpful information for understanding healthy, unhealthy or abusive relationships and seeking safety and support for ourselves or for others.
Get help and support 24/7. These local and national resources are staffed by trained advocates who can provide support for talking through your situation, helping to understand your safety concerns, and identifying resources and services that may be available for additional support.
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that can help you avoid dangerous situations and know the best way to react when you’re in danger. This is an interactive online version of loveisrespect’s teen safety planning tool.
Everyone deserves to be safe in their intimate relationship, and every situation is unique. myPlan is a digital tool to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.
Loveisrespect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Their website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.
This document, developed by loveisrespect, outlines fundamental rights we all have in our relationships. These rights can help to establish boundaries and expectations that should be respected by both partners in healthy relationships
This brief quiz helps to uncover whether or not there may be signs a relationship is unhealthy. Courtesy of loveisrespect.org
Developed by loveisrespect, this document illustrates relationship characteristics along a continuum from healthy to unhealthy to abusive.
The teen power and control wheel contains common tactics used in abusive relationships. The wheel often helps individuals experiencing dating violence recognize the abuse in their relationship.
If you are being stalked or abused, take steps to keep your abuser from knowing you are looking for help. We’ve compiled a guide for teens to searching, browsing and connecting safely.
This link will take you to loveisrespect’s information and resources for those seeking to provide teens with help and support: as a friend, family member or other caring adult.
Check out these resources from Love Is Respect.org for helping a friend who may be experience violence in their relationship.
This card contains resource information for teens and also serve as a visual cue that you and/or your organization are a safe source for help and support.
This card contains resource information for the LGBTQ+ community and also serve as a visual cue that you and/or your organization are a safe source for help and support.
DCADV has compiled a list of awareness campaigns, toolkits, activities, and other resources for anyone working to promote healthy relationships among tweens/teens/young adults.
This downloadable card provides information and tips for parents on talking to their teen about safe, healthy relationships.
loveisrespect has a number of resources for parents looking for information and support for helping their child.
Schools + Organizations
This tipsheet provides information for school personnel on utilizing Hanging Out or Hooking Up safety cards with students.
This training guide provides information on how organizations can integrate the Hanging Out or Hooking Up card-based dating violence intervention into their teen services.
This prevention curriculum with sequential units of instruction for middle school and high school contains lessons and activities for building teens’ awareness and understanding of respect and healthy relationships.
loveisrespect developed this toolkit for middle school educators educators who want to lead discussions and activities in their schools on dating violence and healthy relationships.
loveisrespect developed this toolkit for high school educators who want to lead discussions and activities in their schools on dating violence and healthy relationships.
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