If you are a teen in a violent relationship

  • If things in your relationship don’t feel right to you, talk about it with someone you trust.
  • Decide which friend, teacher, or relative, you can go to in an emergency. Memorize their phone numbers and program them into your cellphone.
  • Contact a victim assistance worker in your community – the RCMP will have the number.
  • If you feel threatened and/or in danger call the RCMP. They can issue a no-contact order and enforce it.
  • Make a safety plan.
  • Talk to an adult – do not keep this a secret!
  • Ask a school counselor if you can speak to her in confidence – they will often have many great ideas.
  • Listen and trust your instincts and inner voice when they suggest something is wrong in your relationship
  • Make sure that your friends know about your concerns
  • Carry a cellphone at all times
  • Nurture your self-esteem, know your rights and stand up for yourself – you deserve to have the life you want
  • Make plans for your future based on who you are and what YOU want out of life – set yourself some goals.
  • Learn to recognize what healthy relationships look and sound like.
  • Surround yourself with people you can trust, and who accept you for who you are

This information is compliments of Northern Society for Domestic Peace