Helping Teens in Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships

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Approximately 35% of teens have had a dating experience at some point, and at any given time 18% of teens are currently in a romantic relationship.

In a recent survey, 10% of high school teens report being physically or sexually victimized in the last year.  And while physical and sexual assault are signs of an abusive relationship, an increasing number of teens are involved in unhealthy relationships that don’t quite reach the level of being considered “abusive.”

Unless a teen were to outright tell you, do you think you’d know if your teen was in an unhealthy or abusive relationship?

In this week’s podcast I discuss this issue and offer tips for parents and other caring adults to recognize the warning signs of an unhealthy and abusive relationship as well as tips for talking with your teen.

 

November 27, 2017