Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?For 21-year old Danielle Dezao, the idea of dating violence never crossed her mind until she found herself fighting to get out of an abusive relationship.Immediately after her nightmare ended, Danielle learned the shocking statistic that one in three teenagers is involved in some kind of abusive relationship (physical and/or emotional).a year ago, Danielle recruited 100 student members, was featured on John Quinones' ABC prime-time series, "What Would You Do?Within days of the breaking scandal, I interviewed domestic violence expert Dr.
She probably did something to provoke it."In Chicago, Sullivan High School sophomore Adeola Matanmi has heard the same.
Using phones and the computer is a big way for an abuser to take control of someone even when they are not physically in each other's company.
Also, if someone is canceling plans at the last minute, giving up on things he or she used to love doing, or there are changes in their physical appearance.
A survivor of childhood household violence himself, Brian reveals the often secret world of domestically abused children (more than 15 million in this country), and explains how many of them grow up to be ongoing victims -- or even perpetrators -- of adult domestic violence.
The interview is both heartbreaking and hopeful, and I hope you’ll watch it.