This effort began with a series of workshops in 20 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup. NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.Although many people assume that they will never have to face being in an abusive relationship, one in three teen relationships involves violence.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.
Below you’ll find information and tools to help you talk to your kids about healthy relationships, guidelines on how to navigate their world of cell phones and social networking and how to talk to your kids about being an upstander vs. If you suspect your teen may be a victim of abuse, you are the most important resource and advisor for your child.
Almost none of these teens tell their parents, and most teens in abusive relationships don't know where to seek help.
Abuse affects people of every gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality.