Speak Up & Get Out
Speak Up & Get Out is a fictitious organization in the film Payin' The Price created by Director Jordan Coleman. In hopes of helping teen girls and boys deal with dating violence, Jordan has created the Speak Up & Get Out website with information about teen dating violence.
In conjunction with Payin' The Price film, Jordan Coleman will partner with local teen domestic violence, dating violence and his mom's Just Between Girlfriends Foundation to educate teens about dating violence. The initiative will include film screenings, town hall meetings, literature, handouts and online resources to help victims.
If you are victim of teen dating violence, please Speak Up & Get Out! A Love That's Good Shouldn't Hurt!
CLICK IMAGE to see Jordan's
tole-rant video about: Teen Dating Violence
Eleven Facts About Dating Abuse
from our friends at DoSomething.org
- Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about it.
- Teen victims of dating violence are more likely to abuse drugs, have eating disorders, and attempt suicide.
- A recent survey of schools found
there were an estimated 4,000 incidents of rape or other types of
sexual assault in public schools across the country.
- In a study of gay, lesbian and
bisexual adolescents, youths involved in same-sex dating are just as
likely to experience dating violence as youths involved in opposite sex
- One third of high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
- Dating violence is the leading cause of injury to young women.
- Nearly one quarter of girls who have
been in a relationship reported going further sexually than they wanted
as a result of pressure.
- About 40% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
- Approximately 70% of young women rape victims knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance.
- Six out of ten rapes of young women occur in their own home or a friend or relative's home, not in a dark alley.
- Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.
Need help NOW? Make the call or Text SAFE to 69866
National Safe Place
Break the Cycle
American Bar Association
Love Is Not Abuse
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships