“Well on the 24th the judge issued a permanent restraining order against him for 1 year. I’m eternally grateful for meeting you.”“I am so appreciative of the Family Safety Center and the Exchange Club because of group therapy.When we get together and share and talk about the violence each of us have endured at the hands of a loved one, it builds a safety net to help individuals get to a better place.”“Therapy and recovery takes a lot of time, but I am worth it!
Part of the work of Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County is to spread awareness and education about domestic violence, including teen dating violence, throughout our community.
Both parents and teens need to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence.
Below are some statistics provided by Futures Without Violence and the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
To view the complete findings on the Futures Without Violence website, click here. You may not know it but what you’ve done for me has helped to save my life.
Verbal – verbal threats, name calling, put downs, belittling, etc.