Did you know that 1 in 3 high school students is a victim of abuse by a dating partner?

This is happening in our community. It is time to break the silence and help our teens know how to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships.

What kinds of relationships do you have? What kinds of relationships do you see every day? Take this quiz – Healthy Relationships

Recent studies report that 50-80% of teens report knowing someone in an unhealthy relationship. Do you know the signs of an unhealthy relationship? Are you asking yourself why people choose to stay in these unhealthy relationships? Here are some explanations:

The victim…

– loves the abuser
– thinks that they can change their partner for the better
– is in denial about what is happening
– has a fear of retaliation for leaving
– does not want to be alone
– feels powerless
– cannot see that it is an unhealthy relationship

Remember, friends make sure friends are safe. You can make a difference in one person’s life.

CHANA is here to help. If you have questions or need someone to talk to, call 410-234-0030 or email us.