Talking with Teens about Dating Violence

Teen dating violence can be a challenging area for advocates to work in because it combines different field areas with a unique population and can add complications such as complex family dynamics, neurobiology and brain development, confidentiality, the legal and education systems, and more. Thankfully, this compilation of trainings and resources can help provide insight into this complex topic.

Advocacy Empowerment Wheel

“This wheel depicts the major components which engender empowerment through advocacy. It asks that advocates respect confidentiality, believe their victim and validate her experiences, acknowledge the injustice, respect their victim’s autonomy, help their victim plan for future safety, and promote access to community services.”

PTSD Coach App

“The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Together with professional medical treatment, PTSD Coach provides you with resources you can trust. If you have, or think you might have PTSD, this app is for you. Family and friends can also learn about PTSD and coping from this app.”