Understanding Teen Dating Violence

Your children are becoming teenagers or already are.  Most parents are a little nervous about those first dates,  where they’re going and what their doing.  But there is a difficult reality that parents and teens are having to address.  The possibility that their teen may be the victim or perpetrator of some form of dating violence. We discuss about this little-talked about issue and give you the tools to recognize if it’s something that’s happening with your teenager.

Resources:

DC SAFE

Love Is Respect


Christina Jones, Special Counsel, Strategic Youth Initiative, DC Attorney General’s Office

Marsha Woodland, Advocate, Founder, The Building Bridges Foundation

Dr. Akosa McFadgion, Director, Interpersonal Violence Prevention at Howard University