• DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE occurs when one person attempts to control the another through use of power and abuse. Abuse can include emotional abuse, verbal abuse, mental abuse, economic abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Dating/domestic violence does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. It occurs in both casual and serious relationships. Although a large proportion of victims are women, men and transgender* individuals are also victims of abuse. 

    Recommended strategies to prevent violence in teen dating relationships include:

    • Learning and practicing safe and healthy relationship skills;
    • Connecting with adults who model healthy relationships;
    • Interventions for children who witness domestic violence; and
    • Creating school climates that promote understanding, empathy, and respect. (CDC, 2018)

    Local Resources Include:

    Family Service Agency of Burbank 818-845-7671

    Other Resources

    National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233

    Break the Cycle

    CDC Intimate Partner Violence Resources

    CDC Preventing Teen Dating Violence

    Change the Talk

    National Center for Victims of Crimes

    Dating Violence Prevention