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Dating Violence Prevention Month

There’s great concern about teen dating violence because recent research points to a strong correlation with domestic violence in later years. Parents on the front lines in providing education and awareness. And they should keep an eye (and ear) out for signs of abuse. Many teens are unaware of what constitutes abusive behavior. They rely on parents to tell them, but 80% of parents don’t believe teen dating violence is a serious problem. Here’s why: Many teens won’t acknowledge victimization for fear of being embarrassed or losing the relationship to which they attach strong social value. If you are a parent with a teen, don’t wait to detect a problem. Be proactive using the resource below. Avoid having your child wonder years later why you didn’t say more about how to prevent or protect themselves from abuse. Learn more here.


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