February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence among teens and young adults is more common than many people think. According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Jessica Lynn McCallop-McClellan is the Founder and President of Giving Hope & Help, weighs in on when abuse starts in young people, resources, what adults and teens can do to intervene and more.
Giving Hope & Help is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports domestic violence survivors, provides essential resources to end period poverty, and empowers college bound and non-traditional students through scholarship opportunities.