Teen Center

Are you a teen who needs help?

Local Help

The RI Helpline: 800-494-8100 offers 24-Hour Support! It’s confidential, and every question is a good question.

The RICADV’s member agencies are organizations in Rhode Island that provide confidential emergency and support services to victims of dating violence.  

National Help

Visit loveisrespect.org for info and resources or to chat with a peer advocate online. You can also call 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522.

The 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 is another great resource, which provides support and hope to victims of dating violence and their friends and family members. Learn more at www.thehotline.org. Live chat is available.

Dating violence is a pattern of harmful behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner.

Types of violence can include emotional, verbal, financial, digital, physical, and sexual abuse.

Each type is serious, and no one deserves to be the target of any form.


Healthy relationships are based on love and equality.

They include communication, respect, support, and boundaries.

Everyone deserves to feel safe, respected, and accepted in their relationships.


Are you a friend, family member, or someone who wants to support someone who is experiencing abuse?

Call the 24-hour statewide Helpline 800-494-8100, or contact a local agency in your community that provide confidential help: RICADV’s member agencies.


RealTalk Conversation Starter Cards

This tool was created for parents and adults that work with young people to start a dialogue about healthy relationships with the youth in their lives.

Check out the Real Talk Cards

Adults can help young people establish healthy boundaries in their relationships by role modeling positive behavior and by talking with them about abuse and healthy relationships. 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Roses are red, but red flags are too...

What does a healthy relationship mean to you?​

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM), and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) has worked with local Rhode Island teens to develop a new public awareness campaign.

We’re running an art contest! 

This month, we’re asking local Rhode Island teens how they view healthy love and relationships. We’re calling for submissions of visual art, either in the form of a poster or a graphic that can be posted on Instagram.

Help us answer the question: How do you view healthy behaviors in relationships versus unhealthy behaviors (i.e. red flags) in relationships?

Helpline Available 24/7

The confidential statewide Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-494-8100 or using the online chat here. The Helpline is for all victims of violent crime, including domestic and dating abuse, and those looking for more information to help a victim of violence.

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