Also, don't be the parent who freaks out at the first mention of sex, underage drinking, or a fight erupting at a party.You'll just teach them not to mention these issues to you. Teen dating violence is overwhelmingly connected to other kinds of attacks, even if you live in a "good neighborhood." Many victims are primarily assaulted by peers and acquaintances, while others also experience family violence.It includes many forms of abusive behaviour enacted to control the victim in a myriad of ways including emotional abuse, verbal abuse and economic abuse._________________________________________________________________________ Domestic Violence Intervention Tip #1: Know the signs.The first step to action is to familiarise individuals and the community with the possible signs and indicators of domestic violence.
Use teachable moments in real life and in TV and movies to discuss how to be assertive and how to handle difficult relationships.Our data shows that even teens from high-income, suburban, rural families get exposed to surprising amounts of violence and disorder, like drug deals and gang activity, especially if they're in middle and high school.Talk to your teens to find out the truth about their world. Our research shows that victims of teen dating violence are three to four times as likely to be cyberbullied through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media as others.Talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.For example, higher levels of bonding to parents and enhanced social skills can protect girls against victimization.