If you’ve experienced domestic violence, you might have more trouble connecting with potential romantic partners, you might have a hard time trusting people or you might find that your perception of what is healthy/unhealthy in a relationship was warped by your abuser.
It will teach you the warning signs of unhealthy teen dating and how to effectively address the issue.
Admission is free so register you and your teen(s) today! Join the teen’s conversation with VOX Investigates here.
Dating after domestic violence can be nerve-wracking and complicated.
It can be challenging to find your voice when you’re in a relationship with someone who hurts you or makes you feel bad.
It can also be difficult to know for sure if a relationship is good for you or if there are warning signs you’re witnessing.
PADV’s Teen Summit will teach you how to navigate the mixed signals of dating, establish personal boundaries and understand what’s okay and what’s not in a relationship.It will be a fun and interactive day full of giveaways and sensational performances. It can be challenging to educate your adolescent on what a healthy, respectful and mutually empowering relationship looks like amidst a culture of contrary depictions.A study of applicants for domestic violence restraining orders in Los Angeles found that the most common relationship between the victim and abuser was a dating relationship, and applications for protective orders were more likely to mention firearms when the parties had not lived together and were not married.For additional information about domestic violence and firearms, including background information and state and local laws on the topic, see the Law Center’s Domestic Violence and Firearms Policy Summary.PADV’s 7th Annual Teen Summit is an excellent opportunity for teens and adults to learn about the issue of teen dating violence, how to address it and the role they can play in establishing healthy relationships.This Summit will offer two tracks of workshops, one for teens and the other for adults.