Child Abuse Prevention Month Tool Kit
Since 1983, April has been National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs of child abuse and neglect, helping resources and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility.
Teens may have difficulty recognizing when a relationship turns abusive. They may think abuse is a normal part of a relationship and may be ill-equipped to handle the confusing emotions. Like their civilian counterparts, military teens are at risk for dating abuse, which includes physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a dating relationship or with a former dating partner. Helping teens learn to develop healthy relationship skills can go a long way to preventing teen dating violence.
Many times, dating abuse starts out as teasing or harassing behaviors and excessive jealousy and possessiveness might initially be interpreted as signs of love. Teenagers may think these behaviors are a normal part of a relationship, but this type of emotional abuse can set the stage for more serious physical violence. Find out more here.
This two-hour webinar will focus on current issues and implications for clinical and advocacy work with Latino military families. Earn CEUs for attending.
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