First let’s get something straight. Both guys and girls can be abused by a dating partner. This is sometimes hard for a parent to believe but it does happen. Do you suspect your child is being intimidated, coerced, or abused by a dating partner? If you know your child pretty well chances are something is going on. Some of the warning signs that your … Continue reading Teen Dating Violence-Is Your Child a Victim?
The statistics on teen dating violence are frightening. One in ten high school students has experienced physical violence from a dating partner. To put that in perspective imagine a class of thirty high school students aged 13 to 17. Three of those students have been shoved, slapped, punched, choked, or physically hurt by a boyfriend/girlfriend. Would you know if your child was being abused by … Continue reading Teen Dating Violence 2
February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Approximately one in every five female high school students (aged 13 to 19) reports having been physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. To put this in perspective, imagine a high school class with 20 female students: four of those students have probably been abused in a relationship. … Continue reading Violence Is Not Love