Dating story violence
She was only 13 when she met the man who would terrorize her for the next four years, and become the father of her first child.
For many years she was too ashamed to talk about her experiences, but, with the help of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, she is now eager to educate others about teen dating violence, and how to prevent it.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.
People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.CDC developed to stop teen dating violence before it starts.