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Youth Justice PLEIS-NB


New Brunswick's own website for youth and the law
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Dating Violence

Teens and Dating: Tips for Keeping Abuse Out of Your Relationship
This pamphlet includes a quiz that refers to some of the most common forms of relationship abuse. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. The pamphlet sets out the signs of an unhealthy relationship, offers tips for staying safe, and encourages friends who notice abusive behaviour to offer support.

No Means No: Understanding Consent to Sexual Activity
This booklet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of some of Canada’s laws on sexual assault, and other offences involving sexual exploitation.

Before Getting Married: Be Sure Your Home is Loving and Safe
Getting married is a very important decision. Couples who make this commitment have the opportunity and the responsibility to create a home environment that is supportive, loving and secure for all members of the family.  Sometimes this is not the case. For some family members, home can be a violent and terrifying place. It can be a place where family members are devalued and humiliated. When this happens, it is called “family violence”.

The Healing Journey: Teen Dating - Are You in a Healthy Relationship?
Being in a violent or abusive relationship is not just a problem for adults.  Teens can be in abusive relationships too.  In fact, many people first experience relationship violence when they start dating. This pamphlet will describe the signs of healthy relationship, set out the signs of an abusive relationship, explore some reasons why teens may stay in abusive relationships, and offer tips to help you stay safe while dating.