Violence in teen dating relationships is widespread and has long-lasting effects. The severity of violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
• Nearly 1.5 million
high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
• One in three
adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
• One in 10
high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Help Break the Cycle
The New Hampshire Bar Association will work to break this harmful cycle by educating young people throughout the state about the rights, responsibilities and realities surrounding teen dating violence through its new program, When Love Hurts.
Using a series of engaging video clips and discussion guides related to the legal considerations surrounding teen dating violence, volunteer attorneys will visit classrooms to educate students in grades 8-12 about abuse in relationships.
We need YOU to help break the cycle of teen dating violence. Take part in the program by:
• Recruiting a school to participate
• Volunteering to give a classroom presentation
For more information, contact Law Related Education Coordinator Robin E. Knippers, 603-715-3259.