Hanging Out or Hooking Up is a safety card for teens. The card challenges all teens to consider how their boyfriend/girlfriend treats them, identifying dynamics of healthy relationships and signs that may indicate abuse. The card also explores how to confront excessive text messaging and identifies dynamics of consensual versus pressured sex including the ability to use birth control. Tips are provided to those wanting to support a friend who may be facing relationship abuse.
The card is written in gender-neutral terms and may be used by feales, or males in either heterosexual or LGTBQ relationships. The card lists national toll-free hotlines for support specific to dating abuse, suicide prevention, teen runaway, rape, incest and abuse. This 8-panel card folds up to the size of a business card (3.5” x 2”) and may be distributed directly to youth, or stocked in bathrooms, or health care exam rooms for people to take individually.
Available in English and Spanish; in hard copy or as a PDF.