Did you know that every year, nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner? The startling truth is that one in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. These are sobering statistics — especially if there is a teenager in your life that you care about.
Yes, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We all owe it to the teens we love to listen — and share — this eye-opening episode of Total Health Radio, “Dating Violence: Is Your Teen at Risk?”
In this show, Alexa Sueda, MD, talks about what teen dating violence looks like and some of the warning signs parents and friends should be watchful for. And Nancy Schwartzman, the inventor of the groundbreaking and award-winning Circle of 6 mobile app, talks about ways that young women can both prevent and cope with sexual abuse.
For more on this important topic, you can follow the conversation all month on Twitter via hashtag #teenDVmonth.