An Important Conversation For Parents and Kids

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We encourage you to use the information in this smore to learn more about teenage dating violence, get tips for talking to your child about healthy relationships, and know what to do if you are concerned about your child's relationship.
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Know the facts about teen dating violence!

One in three girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.

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Healthy, unhealthy, or abusive- where does the relationship fall?

Relationships aren't clear cut- they exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive, with unhealthy somewhere in the middle. Where a relationship falls on this spectrum can also change with time. You and your child can use this tool to evaluate his/her relationship, and talk about ways to move closer to the healthy end of the spectrum.

I know the what?

Below are helpful tips and starter questions to use when talking with your child. You can also use the Healthy Relationship Quiz to help your child evaluate his/her relationship.

Additional Resources

You can find additional information on dating violence at the following links:
National Teen Dating Violence Hotline

1-866-331-9474 or Text loveis to 22522

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 24/7 Confidential Support

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EMSISD Counseling and Campus Support

If you have questions or concerns about your student, please contact your campus counselor.