When someone mentions domestic or dating violence, you may envision a woman being hit or physically assaulted in some way. While that is one form of violence, there are other types of violence and abuse being inflicted. Many forms of abuse, especially among teens, has become acceptable because of movies and books and music. As we embark on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Ruthie Garcia from SafeHomes of Augusta sits down with Brad Means to break down some of the stereotypes behind abuse and shares the startling statistics that every parent should know.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, there is help out there twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.