One in three teens in the U.S. are victims of abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with, according to love is respect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Parents, guardians, teachers and other adults have an essential role in creating a space of trust for teens. We should be knowledgeable on the signs of teen domestic violence and be prepared to provide support when needed. We should educate our youth on healthy relationships and equip them with communication and conflict resolution skills. It’s also critical that we set a good example of healthy relationships with our own relationships.
AAHP proudly joins love is respect to promote their Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month campaign, “Be About It.” Follow AAHP on social media (@aahpmoco on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and share our posts to spread awareness of teen dating violence and help our youth thrive in every aspect of their lives.