If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
If your teen isn’t ready to openly communicate with you about his or her relationship, let him or her know there are confidential resources and trained individuals available to answer questions and help avoid unhealthy relationships.Pass on the information below, but let your teen know you are This webinar will provide an overview of a NEW curriculum designed to increase the knowledge and skills of advocates and others working with survivors of DV and their children with a focus on supporting the parent-child relationship.SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.Online dating can really be a means by which to find this type of dream or gal, even when life puts obstacles in your way.Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.
And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.
While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.
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.
If you need support there are people and resources available to help.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.