Dear Parents and Guardians:
Your child has likely started or will soon start dating. Unfortunately, there are a lot of teens in relationships that their parents, friends, and others do not know are abusive. According to national estimates, one in three teens experience some form of dating abuse (emotional, physical, or verbal). Teens in abusive relationships are more likely to perform poorly in school, be sexually abused, and engage in risky sexual behavior.
Your child may be involved in a violent relationship if their partner exhibits some of the common abusive behaviors listed below, provided by TeenDVmonth.org:
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Creg E. Williams, Ed.D.