Dating violence advice
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
Victims of teen dating violence often keep the abuse a secret.
However, it is incredibly important to that will affect relationships for years to come.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence is a serious issue that affects thousands of teens across the country.
Finding a private space where your teen is most comfortable can help to set the scene for a meaningful and exploratory conversation.They should be encouraged to reach out to trusted adults like parents, teachers, school counselors, youth advisors, or health care providers.They can also seek confidential counsel and advice from professionally trained adults and peers.Even if it doesn’t seem like your teen is listening, they are. Simply encouraging positive relationship habits – and pointing out negative behaviors – can help your teen shape positive habits and recognize unhealthy ones. Either can be the victim or perpetrator in violent teenage relationships.
Staying attuned to behavioral changes in both sons and daughters is important.If your teen is in a relationship make it a point to ask about his or her partner.