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Dating abuse hotline: 866-331-9474

Successful Prevention Requires a Multi-Faceted Approach

There is no silver bullet, no single message, intervention or campaign that has been demonstrated to prevent teen dating violence. Success will require a multi-faceted approach. The good news is that a prevention movement is underway to end this common, costly and continuing problem. Communities across the country are working to demonstrate effective solutions. Together with this network of programs, Hospitality House hopes that Lose the Drama provides tools to reduce teen dating abuse and violence, and promote healthy relationships. The following goals focus our efforts:

  • Educating 11 – 18 year-olds about building healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy or abusive relationships
  • Educating and engaging those who influence young teens (including parents, caregivers, teachers, counselors, coaches, older youth, mentors, health care providers including family planning providers, and others)
  • Adopting policies designed to address the problem of teen dating violence
  • Communicating powerful messages through social marketing and social media that consider individual community factors

National Hotlines

If at any time you feel that you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911. If you need support, there are people and resources available to help.  For information and assistance anytime, contact:

National Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474 /866-331-8453 TTY

The National Dating Abuse Helpline offers one-on-one service from trained peer advocates and is specifically designed for teens and young adults. The advocates are available 24/7 to answer texts, phone calls and chats. The helpline also offers translation services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE / 800‐787‐3224 TTY

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offers services in more than 170 languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800‐656‐HOPE (4673)

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) offers assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers are automatically directed to on‐duty volunteers to answer questions, provide support and refer to local resources. RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, providing live and secure help to victims.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800‐656‐TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline is staffed by trained counselors and callers are routed to the crisis clinic nearest their location.

Local/Georgia Online Resources

Hospitality House for Women, Inc www.hospitality-house.org

Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia www.sacnwga.com

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence www.gcadv.org

Georgia Commision on Family Violence www.gcfv.org

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault www.gnesa.org

United 4 Safety www.united4safety.org

National Online Resources

Love Is Respect www.loveisrespect.orgA Thin Line www.athinline.org

Common Sense Media www.commonsensemedia.org

Coaching Boys Into Men www.coaches-corner.org

Love is Not Abuse www.loveisnotabuse.com

Men Can Stop Rape www.mencanstoprape.org

National Center for Victims of Crime Dating Violence Resource Center www.ncvc.org

Start Strong Teens www.startstrongteens.orgThat’s Not Cool www.thatsnotcool.com

Think B4 You Speak www.thinkb4youspeak.com

Stay Teen www.stayteen.org

1 in 6 www.1in6.org

Choose Respect www.chooserespect.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org

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