a set of affirmations and pledges for teens reflecting the importance of awareness of dating abuse and the need for young people to take a stand and nurture healthy relationships. - Never hurt my boyfriend or girlfriend physically, verbally, or emotionally.

Teen Dating Bill of Rights I have the right: - To always be treated with respect. - Respect my girlfriend's or boyfriend's decisions concerning sex and affection.

This link will help locate a service program near you: Michigan's Resource Directory Three national organizations can also provide information and help connect callers to their local domestic violence or sexual assault agency: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Number - Just for teens.

You can talk one-on-one with a trained advocate 24/7 who can offer support and connect you to resources.1-866-331-9474 1-866-331-8453 (TTY) Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) National Sexual Assault Online Hotline - Help and support for victims of sexual assault who may be unable or unsafe using a national telephone hotline. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) While the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVPTB) does not provide direct support to individuals or their friends and family who are impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, we believe it is important to connect those seeking help to local agencies that do provide these critical services.

Highly trained advocates provide support, information, planning, and crisis intervention in 170 languages to hundreds of thousands of domestic violence victims.

As of October 2013, the hotline offers services via online chat during selected hours of the day.

Loveisrespect, a 24-hour national Web-based and telephone resource, was created to help teens (ages 13–18) experiencing dating abuse, and is the only helpline in the country serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

This 24-hour national Web-based and telephone resource was created to help teens and young adults experiencing dating abuse, and is the only helpline in the country serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Battered Women's Justice Project c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 125 South 9th Street, Suite 302 Philadelphia, PA 19107 TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 ext.

3 Phone: 215-351-0010 FAX: 215-351-0779 National Clearinghouse is a national resource and advocacy center providing assistance to women defendants, their defense attorneys, and other members of their defense teams in an effort to insure justice for battered women charged with crimes.

The Office on Violence Against Women of the United States Department of Justice supported the launch of the helpline.

Acting Director Mary Beth Buchanan attended the launch of the helpline and was the first caller. - To have friends and activities apart from my boyfriend or girlfriend. I pledge to: - Always treat my boyfriend or girlfriend with respect.

You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.