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Ask Ava

Ask Ava

When 1 out of 3 teens experience dating abuse before high school graduation, it’s all of our responsibility to work together to end abuse once and for all. The Ask Ava series, developed by teens in our SPEAK Teen Leadership Camps, is designed to connect with and educate teens about teen dating abuse and healthy relationships. We’ll be answering each week’s question with a deeper look here on our podcast. Listen alone, with a family member or trusted adult, or friend to get answers, gain more information about this important topic and learn about resources for teens and those that care about them.
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Ask Ava, Episode 149: "What if they are toxic, but I love them and don't want to leave?"February 02, 2023
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Ask Ava, Episode 148: "What does stalking look like in real life?"January 26, 2023
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Ask Ava, Episode 147: "What if my partner pressures me to change my plans after graduation, for them?"January 19, 2023
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Ask Ava, Episode 146: "What if my partner lets me use their car, but expects me to pay them back with sex?"January 12, 2023
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Ask Ava, Episode 145: "What if my partner insists on holding onto my money?"January 05, 2023
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Ask Ava, Episode 144: "What if my partner keeps bothering me while I'm working?"December 29, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 143: "What if my partner gives me gifts, but holds them against me later?"December 22, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 142: "Up until what point during sex can I change my mind, and take away consent?"December 15, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 141: "What if my friend says, 'If you really love me, you'd have sex with me'?"December 08, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 140: "What if my partner is guilting me into paying for all of our dates?"December 01, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 139: "What can I do if my partner makes me feel trapped in the relationship?"November 24, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 138: "What if you sexually harass someone by accident?"November 17, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 137: "What if my friend is being distant now that they’re in a relationship?"November 10, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 136: "How do I tell my friends I’m being abused, if they are friends with my abuser?"November 03, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 135: "How do you know your partner feels uncomfortable if they hide it?"October 27, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 134: "What if my partner is pressuring me to skip class or drop out?"October 20, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 133: "Why does my friend keep going back to their toxic ex?"October 13, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 132: "How many people lie about abuse?"October 06, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 131: "What if someone keeps asking me out after I said 'no?'"September 29, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 130: "If we talk about having sex before we start drinking, is it still consensual?"September 22, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 129: "What if my partner is pressuring me to pay them back with sex?"September 15, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 128: "How does the Sexual Assault Response Team support teens?"September 08, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 127: "If I'm 14 and have sex with a 16-year-old, is that rape?"August 29, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 126: "What if I want to break up, but I'm afraid of my partner's friends?"August 25, 2022
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Ask Ava, Episode 125: "What if my partner is forcing me to share my social media passwords?"August 18, 2022
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