Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
The helpline is normally open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information.The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77 MB,180 Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.Confidential victim services can be secured through any of the nine crisis centers in West Virginia.WV FRIS does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age in the delivery of services or creation of resources.A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, nearly 23% of females and 14% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.This website is designed to provide information and resources to both victims and those professionals seeking information to better serve them.Help support the WV FRIS Email: [email protected] note that email is not a confidential form of communication.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen Dating Violence [550 KB, 2 Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.