Partents of teen dating violence
Contact the domestic violence program in your area for free and confidential help.
Other victim programs are available to help you and your family.
Teens (with some adult help) can go to a judge to get a Protection From Abuse order.
Safety planning is an important step The local domestic violence program can help teens, parents, and schools fit safety plans to individual families.
Teen dating violence occurs in straight and gay (LGTBQ) relationships.
Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.
has some great ideas for helping friends, family, your child, and even a stranger. Consequences can be fatal PCADV's Domestic Violence Fatality Reports for 2008 through 2010 identify eight victims of dating violence: four were between ages 13 - 18, and four were 19-year-olds.
Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.
The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen.
There are even online tools to help teens get started.
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Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?