Teen Resources

The Be Real video was created for teens ages 13-15 to be presented in classroom settings and used by friends of teens, parents, and all teen advocates as a tool to start the conversation about healthy relationships.

With a focus on healthy and unhealthy relationships, we aim to combine light-hearted humor and animation to educate teens on the hidden tactics of emotional abuse through controlling behavior and digital manipulation.

After watching the 5 minute film, view our Parent & Teen Advocate Discussion Guide  for tips and conversation starters about healthy relationships.

This video was made possible by The Women and Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region and in collaboration with Blue Seat Studios (creators of the funny, yet powerful, “Tea Consent” video).

Do you know if your relationship is healthy? Take the quiz.


Is your relationship healthy? Do you know the warning signs of teen dating abuse?

Everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship free from violence.

If you or someone you know might be experiencing dating abuse, there are resources with information that can help. Call the Empowerhouse 24/7 hotline at 540-373-9373, or click on the links below to learn more.





Support Groups for Teens

Empowerhouse offers weekly support groups for middle and high school age girls. Teens learn to identify and maintain healthy relationships, recognize warning signs of abuse, and build self-esteem. For information about joining the Teen Girls groups, call Sandra at 540-373-9372.

Empowerhouse also offers groups for Teen Boys. Teens learn to handle conflicts without violence, express themselves in a healthy manner, and build self-confidence. For more information on the Teen Boys groups, call Matt at 540-373-9372.


July 18, 2016
Executive Director Kathy Anderson and Support Services Coordinator Sarah King were on Ted Schubel’s Town Talk radio program to discuss healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and a new Empowerhouse film in the works that will speak directly to teens. Listen to the radio interview here:


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