AWARE® is dedicated to empowering teens and young adults with the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships. AWARE® is the teen dating abuse prevention initiative of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA).
It is hard to make yourself see it's abusive because your [partner] could be very good at being nice in between the abusive behavior. My parents didn't know how to help me so they gave me a hard time and tried to force me to see it... and ban me from seeing/talking [to my partner] outside of school. This didn't help me see it. Luckily I had my therapist and friends. Finally, after getting back [together] and breaking up [over and over] for 8 months, this workshop really helped me realize it was abusive.- It's Not Love® Workshop Participant, 11th grade, 2013