How to end dating violence
Many victims of teen dating violence do not seek assistance or guidance because they are embarrassed, afraid of the repercussions from parents, or fearful of what their peers will think.Talking to teens – and making sure both boys and girls understand the importance of trust, respect, and honesty in relationships – can help to lay a foundation for intimate relationships.This leads to an increase in the number of relationships that go south.Teenage romantic relationships are more likely to turn violent when: Teens are also sponges – they absorb what they see and hear in the world around them.
Abuse in teenage relationships can cause serious problems down the road, so it is incredibly important to leave lines of communication open to stop issues before they may start.
However, the questions we ask at the start of every conversation help us provide you with the very best possible support for your situation, and help our organization work toward our mission.
With the exceptions of the initial safety question and in some cases, your age, you never have to share any information you don’t feel comfortable sharing.
To help you prepare, here are some questions you can expect to be asked when you do reach out.
Break the Cycle is proud to have been granted the Love is Not Abuse campaign from Fifth and Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc.).