Teen Dating Violence

On February 23, 2023, CLEA welcomed Dr. Amber Merucci for our Zoom presentation about technology assisted violence and teen dating.  We discussed some of the legal help that may apply to situations involving abuse in youth relationships.

Phone numbers and links for the resources mentioned during the program appear on this web page.

Slides from the law portion of the presentation can be downloaded here:

TDVAM slide excerpts


PREVNet has a website devoted to addressing teen dating violence.  Helpful information and links to resources can be found on their site:



An engaging podcast about how adults can help teens dealing with relationship abuse can be accessed on npr:



A brief guide for parents and teachers on the topic of digital dating violence can be found here:



Support for Youth

Many services are available in Manitoba to help young people struggling with issues related to abuse in their dating relationships:

  • Kids Help Phone
    Toll free: 1-800-668-6868
  • The Link (24/7)
    Phone: (204) 949-4777
    Toll free: 1-888-383-2776
  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7)
    Toll free: 1-877-435-7170
  • Klinic Crisis Line (24/7)
    Phone: (204) 786-8686
    Toll free: 1-888-322-3019
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24/7)
    Phone: (204) 786-8631
    Toll free: 1-888-292-7565
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Line (24/7)
    Toll free: 1-877-977-0007


Non-consensual distribution of intimate images support

Help with technology facilitated abuse and removal of intimate images posted without consent is available here:


Digital Evidence

The BC Society of Transition Houses offers a helpful starting point for addressing issues related to preservation of online evidence here: