Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.
The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.
They can also seek confidential counsel and advice from professionally trained adults and peers.
Dating and domestic violence are patterns of behaviors in relationships that includes a range of abusive actions that serve to set up forceful control of one person over the other.Victims of teen dating violence often keep the abuse a secret.They should be encouraged to reach out to trusted adults like parents, teachers, school counselors, youth advisors, or health care providers.The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential, and anonymous.The National Centers for Victims of Crime (NCVC) 1-800-FYI-CALL A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by members, individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants, NCVC can help find local victim services counselors for young people in trouble.