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Getting Help


We all have the right to draw a line that should not be crossed in our relationships. This page provides frequently asked questions and information if you think your line has been crossed.

What does dating violence look like?

What does it mean to be 'abusive'?

When Should I talk to an adult?

How do I end a relationship?

If the relationship is over, am I safe?

What I should I know about my sexual rights and responsibilities?

I was sexually assaulted. I don't know what to do.

I was sexually assaulted, how do I get through this?

Can guys be sexually assaulted too?



Early warning signs that your date may eventually become abusive


“My friend was in an abusive relationship. I told her she should think about ending it. He made all the decisions for her, told her she couldn’t go out with her friends anymore. She couldn’t be herself any more. I gave her a number to call to get help”
– Jennifer (17)

“When I was in high school, I found out my best friend was mistreating his girlfriend. I was friends with them both. Once, we were at a party and he was insulting her, embarassing her in front of other people. I let him know it wasn’t the way to act. He was defensive, kind of aggressive. He didn’t appreciate it. Later I talked to him one-on-one, and he told him that he needed to be a better boyfriend. He never treated her like that in front of me again.”
– Mick (16)


As a teen in Alaska, you have both dating and sexual legal rights. READ MORE to know your rights.