unhealthy relationships, Media & marketing, Self esteem & body image, Sexuality, Societal Issues, Teen dating violence, Teen health, Texting & cellphones, warning signs your teen may be in an abusive relationship The suburb of Wayland, MA, was stripped of its quiet, small town image this week when an 18-year-old resident was found violently murdered in a local marsh.
The theme for Teen DV Month 2016 is “Love = Setting Boundaries,” and specific resources around that theme are available on the loveisrespect website, including a Love Is Respect guide and information about February webinars and Twitter chats.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every ten teenagers has experienced some form of dating violence.
With such high incidence of dating violence among young people, it’s very possible your child or someone they know is in an unhealthy relationship.
“If only I had known what I was getting into; if only I had seen the signs.” This is a statement made by many battered women who found themselves in a relationship that had gotten frightening and that they couldn’t see any way of getting out of.
Even when their friends warned them to it break off, they already felt powerless to take action.