But maybe it is also a good time for parents to check-in with their teenagers who may be involved in a romantic relationship. If you are a parent of a teenager, do you know the names and faces of three of their friends? Chances are one of them—maybe your own son or daughter—will be in an abusive relationship. The fact is teen dating violence is often hidden and unreported. Not only do teens often lack the experience to navigate romantic relationships, they may also be unable to voice their feelings or communicate when emotional situations take a turn for the worse. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and it is a great opportunity to raise awareness and focus efforts on breaking the cycle of violence by providing information about the availability of services and the importance of healthy relationships to young victims, their families and their communities.
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Posted on April 13, in Domestic Violence. Domestic violence and abuse are common crimes throughout the US. Every day, thousands of adults and children suffer domestic abuse. All 50 states track domestic violence statistics, such as the number of reports and criminal trials.
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Written By Jessica Swarner. According to the U. A smaller but still significant number of boys reported being harmed by a partner. One in 15 male high school students said they experienced physical violence, while 1 in 36 reported sexual violence. As part of Teen Dating Awareness Month, Arizona groups are helping spread information about the signs of teen dating violence and how it can be prevented.
The committee should also identify areas for improvement in the resources, protocol, and procedure that currently exists for stakeholders responding to TDV. FVTFs should assign one or more committees to implement ways to create and support an open dialogue between parents and teens on dating violence and healthy relationships, as well as services available in the community. Have a member of the committee join the Georgia Teen Advocates Network to stay connected to new resources and work being done by Teen Dating Violence advocates across the state.