" This non-confrontational and indirect approach may prompt your friend to reveal what's wrong.Listen without judging, condemning, or giving unwanted advice.
For more information, call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 866-331-9474 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.A survey found that more than one of every three middle-school students has been a victim of this type of psychological dating violence.Teens who are victims of dating violence are more likely to have problems with school, substance abuse, depression and social experiences, according to a recent study. The AAP urges parents to talk to their children about healthy relationships in middle school, before dating starts. Adolescent dating abuse perpetration: A review of findings, methodological limitations, and suggestions for future research. Waldman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, Cambridge University Press, NY: NY. Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents. Do not try to "rescue" your friend or be a hero and try to handle the situation on your own.