Information for Teens

Does your partner...

   

  • Have a bad temper or get angry easily?
  • Tell you what to do, what to wear, or who you can hang out with?
  • Put you down or make you feel bad about yourself?
  • Blames you for their mood and actions or problems in the relationship?
  • Check your phone or social media before you do?
  • Keep in constant contact with you?
  • Have to know where you are at all times?
  • Threaten to hurt you or themselves?
  • Get jealous of your friends?
  • Call you names?
  • Hit, slap, or punch you? 

   

Everyone Deserves Respect

  • We are here to help!
  • CASA 24-hour hotline 352-344-8111


Ways you can help a friend who is in an abusive relationship:

  • Let your friend know they are not alone and you are there to listen if they want to talk.
  • Believe what they say.
  • If you believe your friend is in danger, talk to a trusted adult.
  • Tell your friend the abuse is not their fault and they are not to blame. 
  • Familiarize yourself with CASA services and provide your friend with information about services that are available to people experiencing relationship violence.
  • Don't talk badly about their partner.
  • Don't make your friend choose between your friendship and their relationship.
  • Tell them to visit this page.
  • Follow us on Instagram@CASACitrus 
  • Call 911 if you see or hear violence happening.
  • Don't keep it a secret if your friend is in danger, no matter what.