Understanding Domestic & Dating Violence2019-01-02T17:38:19+00:00

Relationship abuse, or dating and domestic violence/abuse, is characterized by behaviors used by a person to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Warning signs, or red flags, can indicate that a relationship is going in the wrong direction.

Abuse can take many forms, but it is important to remember that each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse in any kind.

Dating & Domestic Violence Articles

Back to School Tips: Creating Healthy Connections at School and at Home

1. Comfort your Child’s Bonding with their Teacher/s Children need to feel connected to an adult they believe will keep them safe. When they are not with their parents, they need to transfer their attachment focus to their teacher, otherwise they're too anxious to settle down and learn. If you notice your child doesn’t feel good about school: Contact [...]

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Making Self-Care a Priority

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your mind, body, and soul by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances your ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. The practice of self-care also reminds yourself and others that your needs are priority. [...]

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Talking to Teens About Relationships

How are we preparing our children and teens for healthy relationships? Modeling healthy relationships is a great way we teach these behaviors. However, some teens fall victim to dating violence regardless of the relationships they see at home. Young people need to learn how to have healthy relationships. This involves skills like honesty, mutual respect, peaceful and direct communication, [...]

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Internet Safety Tips for Teens & Parents

With most teens accessing the internet from mobile devices, many parents want to know how they can keep their teens safe online. While many programs and apps are designed with parental locks and passwords, they don’t teach teens how to navigate the web safely. Using the internet safely is about understanding risks and is a skill young people [...]