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“Is it abuse if my boyfriend gets upset and yells at me for speaking to other guys?”

Definition of Teen Dating Violence:

Teen dating violence is a pattern of physically, sexually, verbally, and/or emotionally abusive behaviors that one person uses to exercise power and control over another person in a dating relationship. 



Ask yourself:

  • Are you afraid to disagree with your boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • Does your boyfriend or girlfriend tell you where you can and can not go, and with who?
  • Does your boyfriend or girlfriend talk down to you or make you feel bad?
  • Does your boyfriend or girlfriend tell you how you can or can not dress?
  • Are you pressured to engage in sexual activities by your boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • Does your boyfriend or girlfriend push, kick, hit, punch, or slap you?

If you said yes to one or more of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy relationship. You are NOT alone, and there are people who can help you! 
Call CAP at 617-373-5140, 617-373-5779 or any of our advocates to find out how to get help.

CAP Family Advocates can be reached at any of the following health centers.  You do not have to be a patient of the health center to talk to an Advocate. 

All services are free and confidential. 

Our Family Advocates can be reached at their respective locations:

Bowdoin Street Heath Center
Advocate - 617-754-0034

Codman Square Health Center
Advocate - 617-822-8380
Advocate speaks French & Haitian Creole

The Dimock Center
Advocate - 617-442-8800 x1629

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
Advocate - 617-288-3230 x2411
Services available in Vietnamese
Advocate - 617-288-3230 x2579

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
Advocate - 617-288-1140
Advocate speaks Spanish
(No website)

Neponset Health Center
Advocate - 617-282-3200
Advocate speaks Nepali, Hindi, and Punjabi
(No website)

Teen Dating Violence

For more information about teen dating violence, in addition to the Community Advocacy Program, you can contact:


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