They also need to be prepared to help in case someone comes to them for help.
The only way to combat this serious issue affecting so many of our adolescents is through prevention education and awareness.
To get help, please visit: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline If you or someone you know has been the victim of dating violence, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Dating Abuse Helpline.
We need to get away from the notion that these are "family issues" or "private issues". Victims and survivors need to feel that they have a supportive and informed community behind them.
We need to keep working toward being informed and aware of what is going on around us, and in our schools and neighborhoods.
About the National Training Institute The training institute emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed.
Our National Training Institute is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations.
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year, yet eighty-one percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue. Parents, and really, anyone involved in a teen's life need to be able to see and understand the warning signs of teen dating violence.