Teen Dating Violence

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 dating violence toolkits for teens are available through Women’s Shelters Canada:

The Teen Digital Dating Violence Toolkit includes resources to help teens identify whether digital dating violence is happening to them and provides information, tips, and ideas for what to do and what kind of help is available.

The Supporting Teens’ Experiences of Digital Dating Violence toolkit provides anti-violence information, tips, handouts, and resources.

Digital Evidence

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

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:

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: