The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood. Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen. The following resources help to equip child welfare professionals with information on how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.
Foundations for Healthy Relationships With Foster Youth
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Provide caregivers with ways to support foster care youth develop the critical relationship skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, VAWnet
Emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence by providing audience-specific information. For example, a chapter in this collection discusses how health-care providers can identify and discuss teen dating violence.
Special Collections: For Native American Teens
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (2016)
Highlights issues, resources, and suggestions for engaging Native youth about healthy relationships. The website offers information, resources, and tools from experts in the field and highlights cultural issues relating to domestic violence and relationship violence to create awareness and promote discussion about these topics within Native communities.
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships
Futures Without Violence
Provides information for community leaders, parents, teachers, and others that can be used to educate preteens and teens about ways to promote healthy relationships and ways to prevent teen dating violence.
Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
Discusses promising prevention and intervention efforts to prevent teen dating violence, which include programs that work to promote resilience and healing for youth, develop protective factors, teach youth about healthy relationships, support parents and caregivers' ability to care for and bond with children, and strengthen the parent and child bond.