Dating violence is intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship. The abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and it’s a growing concern among teens.

The Yates Center in Kansas City, Kansas, a domestic violence agency, works one-on-one with teens to help them identify and escape teen domestic violence.

Durriyyah Anderson works with teens at the Yates Center.

“They’re not even necessarily aware at times of what an abusive relationship looks like. In many cases, we are products of our environment. If something is normal to you, then you will go out and repeat what is normal to you,” said Anderson.

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