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GET HELP

WE GET IT, WE'RE HERE TO LISTEN

peer support

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, ANONYMOUS HELP

 

We’ve been there and are here to help. Whether you are going through friend drama, a toxic or controlling relationship, current or past family struggles, a bad break-up, bullying, sexual harassment or any form of abuse or violence, we are just a text, phone call or chat away. Our trained and non-judgmental peer advocates are ready to listen with empathy, validate your experience, encourage, and

link to peer support and other resources.   

10 ways to ask for help

1. “ I’m not sure what to ask for, but I think I might be experiencing an abusive relationship.”

2. “ I’m struggling with (______). Can we talk/meet up/text

to come up with a better plan?”

3. “ I don’t feel safe by myself right now, can we keep chatting/talking until I calm down?”

4. “ I’m in a bad place, but not ready to talk about it.

Can you just help me distract myself?”

5.“ How do I deal with (_______)?”

6. I’m having a hard time with taking care of myself.

I need extra support right now around (homework/

self-care/self-esteem/etc.). Can you help?”

7. “ I am feeling left out. What can I do or say?”

8. “ I’m struggling right now, but can't put it into words.”

9. “I’m going through a tough time with (a family member/friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner) and I feel need some help with figuring out if this is abuse or something else. Can you help?”

10. “I’m unsafe. I need help right now.”

AWARENESS, outreach & peer support 

 

Stopping interpersonal violence takes everyone…that’s why bloom365 trains teens, as Peer Advocates and parents, school personnel and youth service providers as Trusted Adult Allies to ensure everyone is aware and ready to prevent and respond to interpersonal violence and promote healthy relationships. 

relationship rights & responsibilities

RIGHTS

In a relationship you have the right to:

 

Equality

Make decisions together

 

Agency

Have opinions, express your feelings, and choose activities

 

Individuality

Be yourself

 

Safety

Feel safe and take steps to be safe

 

Boundaries

Set boundaries about your actions, possessions, and body

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

In a relationship, you have the responsibility to:

Equality

Respect the balance of power in the relationship

 

Freedom

Respect the rights, feelings and opinions of your partner

 

Individuality

Respect your partner's hopes and dreams

 

Boundaries

Respect and honor your partner’s boundaries

COUNSELING & INTERVENTION SUPPORT

 

Do you ever…. Get overly jealous or possessive?

Have you ever…physically, verbally, or emotionally hurt a dating partner, family member, sibling, or peer? Or, threatened to harm yourself or someone else? If so, you are not alone. Over 25% of young people, between the ages of 13 and 24 have reported being abusive or violent to a current or former dating partner. You do not have to go through those emotions and feelings of losing power and control alone.

We are here to help you, too. But, the first step to preventing future harm is on you.