To mark the end of Teen Dating Violence Awareness month (February), I thought I’d close with a post on how to move on after leaving an abusive relationship. Continue reading Moving On After an Abusive Relationship
February is Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Awareness Month. It’s important to learn about healthy relationships early on to help prevent abuse, so throughout February I will be posting on issues related to TDV.
To start, here are 6 things I would tell my 17-year-old self: Continue reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: 6 Things I Would Tell My 17-year-old Self
**Note: I recently sorted through some old blog posts that I either never posted, or that were posted on an old blog. So I will be adding a few here just to have them all in one place. Enjoy!***
July 21, 2012: Over the last several months, I have become increasingly interested in understanding how to prevent domestic violence, and teen dating violence in particular. I actually interviewed with a domestic violence organization for a position that dealt specifically with implementing prevention programs in the area–one with a group of young men at a local high school, and one with a fraternity at the local university. I was really enthusiastic about the prevention program, knowing that many unhealthy relationship patterns are learned at home, thus we cannot always assume that parents will set good relationship examples for their kids. Continue reading Archived: Preventing Domestic Violence