My Intimate Relationships
Have Conversations about Consent with Your Potential Sexual Partner
Planned Parenthood Federation of America offers a series of videos to educate young people about consent that model the skills they need to communicate and negotiate in relationships. The videos demonstrate key communication skills, explain what consent is, and model what it looks like in different situations.
Have Conversations about STIs with Your Sexual Partner
Planned Parenthood Federation of America offers a series of videos to educate young people ages 16 through 22 about STIs that model the skills they need to communicate and negotiate. The videos demonstrate key communication skills, including how to talk with a partner about safer sex, STI testing, and disclosing an STI.
Look Out for Yourself and Others
Download the Circle of 6
Prevent and Respond to Campus Sexual Assault
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture offers resources for students for addressing sexual assault at colleges and universities.
Get Out of the Violent Situation
If you are experiencing violence in your intimate relationship, for your own safety and those of your loved ones (such as your own children), you must pause the relationship until the couple or family
Get Help to Prevent or Stop Yourself from Acting Violently
If you have considered harming an intimate partner or are afraid you will lose control of your emotions and could do so, you must address this serious health issue. Ask the adult responsible for your health care to arrange an appointment with your healthcare provider, or set one for yourself if you are responsible for your own care. (It’s okay if for confidentiality reasons you do not want to disclose exactly why you want the appointment.) If you do not want to involve an adult, get help on your own. Find free or low-cost mental health services by ZIP Code and type of service or reach the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or online.
If you have harmed another person or group of people, it’s essential that you report that to an adult you trust or directly to
Get Help in a Physical Emergency
Call 911 if you are having any type of physical emergency, including being harmed physically or being at immediate risk of harm for any circumstance, including due to dating violence, sexual assault, rape, or stalking.
Get Help in an Emotional Emergency
Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or initiate a confidential online chat with a trained counselor if you are despondent or are considering harming yourself for any reason, including due to dating violence, sexual assault, rape, or stalking.
Stop Yourself from Committing Violence
Call 911 for emergency services if you are seriously considering committing violence against another person or if you have just done so.
Get Help if You Are Being Trafficked for Sex or Labor
If another person is using force, fraud or coercion to control you for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against your will, that’s called “trafficking,” and it’s against the law. There’s help for you! Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit the hotline website.