I had just been viciously attacked, beaten, and stabbed 32 times. Looking back three years prior, I remember the exact moment I met this extremely charming, sweet, and funny guy named Robert Burton.
When we started dating, everything was perfect, but as I prepared for my high school graduation, things began to change.
Following that horrific night, I felt the conviction to speak out, become an advocate, and create change.
I now work as domestic violence advocate for a local non-profit organization, Hands Across the Bay, where and every day is a blessing.
I know God saved me, He couldn't stop what happened but He did perfectly line up each individual after the attack who had a hand in saving my life. Through my faith I learned to accept, forgive, and move on.
(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off! The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page. Teen dating violence is as common as domestic violence in adult relationships.A 2001 study of high school students conducted by Harvard University found that one in five teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.