Family Circle magazine’s June 2007 edition courageously tackles the difficult issue of what a parent can do to help a child experiencing dating violence.
Contributing writer Richard Laliberte interviewed experts for the article including Break the Cycle’s director of national programs, Liza Lorenz who offered this advice: "Parents need to talk to young teens about what a healthy relationship is, what an abusive relationship is and how to tell the difference."
Break the Cycle also suggests concerned parents should:
- Tell your teen that you are concerned for his or her safety
- Be supportive and understanding
- Help develop a safety plan
- Remember that ultimately your teen must be the one to make the choice to leave the relationship
Learn what you can do as a parent, download What Parents Need to Know.
-Published on May 4, 2007