Dating violence advice parents updating the lync 2016 address
If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
They should be encouraged to reach out to trusted adults like parents, teachers, school counselors, youth advisors, or health care providers.
They can also seek confidential counsel and advice from professionally trained adults and peers.
Since technology provides quick, constant access to people, it is often used as a tool for abuse and a means to establish power and control that is easier to hide than physical violence and verbal assaults.
A recent study showed that one in four teens in a relationship has been harassed or insulted by their partner via cell phone, Since most technology requires passwords and access codes, teens can easily hide technology-based abuse from their parents, despite how frequently it can occur.
This qualitative study presents findings from focus groups analyzing parental responses to TDV.
Thirty-one parents and 55 teens, recruited from local family service agencies located in southwestern part of the country, participated in separate focus groups that presented dating violence scenarios.
Parental and teens' comments also focused on the importance of protecting teens, providing support for teens, refraining from overreacting and offering counseling services.
Parents, more than teens, stressed the importance of educating teens; teens, more than parents, stressed the importance of parents supporting and providing comfort to teens while refraining from overreacting and yelling.
Implications for programming with parents and future research are included.
Since its inception in 1985, NCVC has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.
The National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474 A service of Love is Respect, this national, 24-hour resource is specifically designed for teens and young adults.
The National Centers for Victims of Crime (NCVC) 1-800-FYI-CALL A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by members, individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants, NCVC can help find local victim services counselors for young people in trouble.