81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don't know if it's an issue.
"Women's Health, "June/July 2004, Family Violence Prevention Fund and Advocates for Youth.
A majority of Parents (54%) admit they've not spoken to their child about dating violence
Empower Program, sponsored by Liz Claiborne Inc. and conducted by Knowledge Networks, Social Control, Verbal Abuse, and Violence among Teenagers, (2000)
A parent can often conceive an unhealthy relationship as the behavior of adolescents, except what if maturity approaches to no change in behavior? Teen dating violence is on a rise, parents must be aware that dating violence can happen to their teen. Education on this matter is vital to preventing this violence.
Remember that you have a right to a safe and healthy relationship, free from violence and free from fear. If you want more information about how to create one, call us at 580-76ABUSE (762-2873) or text 580-352-4255.
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