Talking to teens about dating violence

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On the Centers for Diseases Control, they report that one in four, Eight and Ninth Graders have some form of physical, mental or emotional abuse. I think that's a pretty significant number. Teens are in relationships. Young people are in relationships, and with data like that, I think that you do need to have conversations about dating and violence. That is a very high number. Unfortunately, none of that's happening. I think it is a very prevalent issue that is happening in our schools and communities.

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Brian Pinero

Abuse Helpline Coordinator

Brian Pinero is the director of the National Dating Abuse Helpline, the advocacy service provider behind loveisrespect.org. Through loveisrespect, teens and young adults can receive crisis intervention and education about healthy relationships via text, chat or phone. Pinero has dedicated over 10 years to helping teens and has previously supervised youth shelter services, been an investigator at Child Protective Services and worked as a juvenile probation officer. 

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