To address that reality, on this website most references are to victims as female and abusers as male because to deny the reality only delays finding the solution.
Every victim, however - male or female - deserves support, options, resources, and safety, therefore, the resources listed here are ready to help any victim, regardless of gender.
There are some tell-tale signs that an agent or modeling agency is not above board. A truly interested agent will never ask you for money.
When an agency has a genuine interest in you as a model there are certain things they will NEVER ask of you, and a few seemingly outlandish things that they might. They will never suggest to you that you need to spend money to make money.
This link will help locate a service program near you: Michigan's Resource Directory Three national organizations can also provide information and help connect callers to their local domestic violence or sexual assault agency: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Number - Just for teens.
You can talk one-on-one with a trained advocate 24/7 who can offer support and connect you to resources.1-866-331-9474 1-866-331-8453 (TTY) Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) National Sexual Assault Online Hotline - Help and support for victims of sexual assault who may be unable or unsafe using a national telephone hotline. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) While the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVPTB) does not provide direct support to individuals or their friends and family who are impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, we believe it is important to connect those seeking help to local agencies that do provide these critical services.
Worse, the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds that 1 in 10 teens report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.Controlling behaviors, such as demanding passwords to email accounts or constant texting and phone calls may initially be viewed as signs of love – that a dating partner is taking an interest in their lives and showing how much they care.However, these behaviors are warning signs that a relationship may ultimately become abusive.In some teen dating relationships, violence occurs in various forms, physical, stalking and sexual.As the month comes to an end, take the time to raise your awareness about the issues of teen dating, One out of every three teens, experience dating violence.If an agent sees real potential in you that is where they will make their money, by taking a reasonable cut of the work that they get for you (usually no more than 15%).