Teen dating violence is worrisome, but it's not inevitable.
You and your teen can avoid possibly unsafe situations and reduce the risk for problems.
A boyfriend may tell his girlfriend what clothes she should wear or tell her which friends she can see. Teens may not know how to respond to the threatening behavior and mind games. Signs of physical abuse include: Teen girls may not always recognize abuse.
Teens may think that they are to blame and that they deserve the abuse. This is especially true for girls with low self-esteem. Teach boys, too, because researchers say some boys seem to feel it's OK to control girlfriends through violence.
CARE also provides trauma-informed yoga to survivors as well as awareness and prevention education to the campus community.