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As a healthcare provider, every month is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month (despite the February media push). Please feel free to print and share this downloadable.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. It's a real problem that affects girls and guys from all walks of life. In fact, 1 in 5 teens who have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped or pushed by their boyfriend or girlfriend.

As tweens and teens explore dating, it is critical that they begin to understand what's ok and what's NOT ok in a relationship. As a newbie with a love interest, jealousy may be seen as romantic, and controlling behaviors may be misinterpreted as love. Help your child understand healthy and unhealthy behaviors. 

This downloadable lists some RED FLAGS in teen relationships. Just like red flags in a soccer game get the player thrown out of the game, red flags in the dating...

Even though no two relationships are exactly alike, there are a lot of qualities that make a relationship "good" or “normal.” But what is normal anyway? When it comes to relationships, we prefer to use the terms “healthy” and “unhealthy.”

Healthy relationships are those that allow each individual to feel respected, valued, and free to honestly express themselves.  In a healthy relationship, neither person feels the need to change their personality, beliefs or values to make the other person happy.  They like and respect each other for exactly who they are.  There is a level of comfort that allows each of them to share private thoughts and dreams without worrying about being teased or rejected. 

In unhealthy relationships,...