Anyone can be an abuser. They come from all groups, all cultures, all religions, all economic levels, and all backgrounds. They can be your neighbor, your pastor, your friend, your child's teacher, a relative, a coworker -- anyone. There is no one typical, detectable personality of an abuser.
Signs of Abuse
10 common warning signs of dating abuse – 30 Day Transformation Team
Teen dating violence is about control. To recognize Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, here are some warning signs that you can look out for! These actions all cross the normal boundaries of personal privacy. Talk to your teen about setting appropriate boundaries for themselves, and respecting the boundaries of others. This will help them establish healthier dating relationships.
Center hours will vary and in some cases, services may be offered online or by phone. For your safety and the safety of others, please call if you do not already have a scheduled appointment so that we can work with you to determine the best response. Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
Many times, teens who are involved in an abusive relationship will remain silent. They will not ask for help or seek guidance until after they have already suffered for a period of time. This can cause serious physical, emotional, and mental damage to a developing teen. As adults, these teens are more likely to be withdrawn and depressed.