Any sexual contact that is not 100% consensual, including any type of pressure or coercion that leads to sexual activity, oral sex, touching or kissing that is unwanted by the victim.This also includes sexual contact with a partner who is intoxicated or drugged and unable to give clear and informed consent.
But unfortunately, teen dating violence is reality for 1.5 million high school students across the US every year who experience some form of dating violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Our positive approach to prevention gives students the knowledge and awareness to avoid or seek help for dating violence.
Just Say YES speakers connect with middle and high school students through their own personal stories, the latest research and practical, relevant steps to get help.
When unchecked, abusive behaviors typically escalate as an abuser gets older, making it essential for teens to get help at the first sign of abuse.
Just Say YES speakers are dedicated to reducing these numbers through presenting ways of effectively addressing boundaries in dating, refusal skills, and establishing a positive circle of friends.