Whatever stage you and your teen are going through in discussing and learning about dating violence — whether you want to teach them about healthy relationships for the future, or you’re concerned with a relationship they are currently in and want to give them advice — there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
From phone numbers and victim services centers, to online pamphlets and sites, we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for teens.
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.
It is a way of controlling another person, and even abuse that doesn't leave physical marks can have profound emotional consequences and put the person being abused in danger.
Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
Although many people assume that they will never have to face being in an abusive relationship, one in three teen relationships involves violence.
The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.