Suddenly, the distance between a training module and real life evaporates.

Dating violence is now about someone they feel as though they know.

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On May 24, 2004, 10 days after her 18th birthday, Dayna Fure was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then killed himself.

For example, they care more about their partner's job and lifestyle than I would at this stage in my life.

Teenagers are reckless and don't consider the potential time scale of the relationship!

An abusive or controlling person: The resulting training kit “In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence” includes a composite character based on Fure.

After teens or adults experience the story during a role-playing exercise, they read a letter from Fure’s mother explaining that this character is based on the experiences of her daughter.Feelings When you’re a teenager romance and love all seems very intense.It was late fall during my freshman year at college.whatever it is, imagine what your adult self would say to your 16 year old self to give them confidence.How much are you still judging potential dates on their looks or other status symbols? Is it time to let go of some of the ways you judge people and become more open to getting to know who they are on the inside rather than just seeing what is on the outside?My friends and I were piled on my dorm bed, staring at the phone and willing it to ring.