Mississippi State Department of Health

Teen Dating Violence Prevention


Parents can do a lot to prevent teen dating violence and abuse — in both words and actions.


Almost 1 in 10 teens reports being physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.

Teens learn a lot from their parents — both from what they say, and what they do. One of the most important things you can do is keep the lines of communication open with your kids.

Take steps to make a difference:

Warning Signs of Dating Violence

Look for warning signs that your teen may be showing, and take action. Talk to your teen, or get in touch with the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474.

Links referenced on this page
loveisrespect.org    http://www.loveisrespect.org

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