Dating and violence

by  |  25-Jan-2018 19:23

After class had begun, I heard the door swing open, which was at the front of the classroom. He stayed at the door and looked toward the teacher and said to him in front of the whole class, "I need to speak to that fucking whore right there." He pointed at me, then he turned to me and said, "Bitch, get your fucking stupid ass out here now." Everybody turned and looked at me in shock but nobody said a word. It didn't begin immediately, in fact, there weren't any signs until we had been dating for almost a year.

Approximately 25 percent of teens report experiencing TDV annually (Noonan & Charles, 2009).

It can include emotional, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse.

Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.

In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.

And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.

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