Moms and dads for education to stop teen dating abuse
“Kids need to be taught that it is there, recognize the signs and how to deal with it.
We need to have teachers ready to have sessions with kids with organizations come in and discuss teen violence without having a stigma of them being limited to what they can or cannot say.” “My advice for parents with teenagers is you cannot shelter your children.
Would you be open about being in an abusive relationship or would you feel embarrassed?
Most parents of teenagers would never imagine that their kids could become victims of domestic abuse, but remarkably, it is an increasingly common occurrence.The media should be aware and more accepting to discuss teen violence.The schools need to realize that it needs to be a part of the curriculum,” Sharon said.“Parents need to know that there are summits available [like the Teen Summit] where they and their kids can come in and get information,” said Sharon (who didn’t want her last name used), a parent who took part in the annual PADV summit, mother of Shakire who attends South Gwinnett High.
“When are we going to address the importance of teen violence?
I think a lot of them think their children are too young, regardless of what age it may be,” said Annabess Ehrhardt, a college sophomore and the training manager at Emory Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA).