Internet Resources: Relationship Violence & Runaway and Homeless Youth
Break the Cycle
Empowering youth to end domestic violence, Break the Cycle features information for teen on several types of violence. It covers violence in the home, what to do if you are personally experiencing intimate partner violence, and how to help a friend who is experiencing IPV.
Children of the Night
Rescuing America’s Children from Prostitution. Services for children (11 to 17 years old) who are forced into prostitution.
STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
Developed by the CDC, this website is for 11 to 14 year-olds. Its goal is to prevent intimate partner violence by teaching positive, respectful relationships when teens are first starting to date.
GirlsHealth.gov is a website about girls’ health. It includes several topics related to violence (Relationships, Bullying, and Safety). The relationships section includes information on parents, siblings, friends, and dating. Quizzes and interactive images make it fun. This website is for young female teens (ages 10 to 16).
Love is Not Abuse
The Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum is a step-by step guide to teaching high school students about the issue of dating violence. Using literature and poetry, this program provides teachers with the tools to teach about this sensitive subject and is intended to be taught in either Health or English/Language Arts classes. Featuring information on how to talk to your friends about dating violence, quizzes, warning signs, and real teen stories, the “Just for Teens” section is really tailored to teens.
Love is Respect: The National Dating Abuse Helpline
The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a national resource that can be accessed by phone or the Internet. The Helpline and loveisrespect.org offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates. The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates loveisrespect, National Dating Abuse Helpline from their call center in Austin, TX. Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.
Making the Peace
Making the Peace is written to help young people break away from violence, develop self-esteem, and regain a sense of community. It provides exercises, role-plays, in-class handouts, homework sheets, and discussion guidelines to explore issues such as dating violence, gangs, interracial tension, suicide, sexual harassment, and the social roots of violence.
National Runaway Safeline
Formerly known as the National Runaway Switchboard, the National Runaway Safeline provides help for teens that ran away or are thinking about running away. Their mission is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Through VAWnet (www.vawnet.org), its comprehensive and searchable online resource center on violence against women, provides a wide range of information, publications, Applied Research Papers, special collections and other resources on domestic and sexual violence issues. See Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence, which emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (Start Strong) is the largest initiative ever funded to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. Start Strong are bringing together a wide variety of partners in 11 communities across the country to tackle this issue and to empower young people to support safe and healthy relationships and ensure violence and abuse are never tolerated.
Stop Bullying Now
Contains resources for teens that are bullies and teens who are the victims of bullies. It explains what bullying is, what teens can do, and has games and interactive activities.
Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.
TeenSource.org is a complete sex education guide that strives to answer teens’ questions about the experiences they face in life, but are too afraid to ask. Many teen sex education resources to information about sexual health, relationships, and issues that affect teens and young adults today are available.