Dating violence poetry


I’ve nothing but these filthy clothes, and the shoes on my feet, and I’m ok with being dirty, let me stink, I hope I stink!Maybe it will keep the stinking men away from me, so I can try to get some sleep, rest my aching feet.They didn’t even see me leave as they sang praises to the Lord.

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Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.

Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.

The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.

All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.

She was once a strong woman, and could stand on her own. She should have taken that card and called the hot line.