To better protect and heal children from trauma and its emotional impact


Talisha’s Story

A victim of teen dating violence

Talisha loves a boy two years older – adores him so much that she sees past the face-slaps and bruises he gives her in his thunderous rages. It’s passion, she tells herself. Almost flattering.

Just like Uncle Von and Aunt Clare and in the movies — violence is a part of life. But it’s getting worse. She’s hurting more than happy, his fuse shorter and shorter. Will he break her arm? Crack her cheekbone? She doesn’t know how to get out — not just physically, but emotionally. Talisha needs help, and fast, to get away and to learn how avoid this happening again.