Where to get help for dating abuse
It will be a lot easier and safer if you make and stick to a safety plan.Here are some tips on making your safety plan: Even if your friend doesn’t listen to your advice, don’t tell him or her to choose between the abusive partner and you.Of those teen survivors, 3% of teens in abusive relationships reported the abuse to authority figures and 6% told family members. Studies show that teens experiencing abuse are more likely to smoke or use drugs, take diet pills/laxatives, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Teens experiencing abuse are usually silent about their experience; often, teens blame themselves or normalize abusive behaviors as typical.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.
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.