Understanding and Addressing Teen Dating Violence: Implications for Family Counselors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Teen dating violence is a significant public health and social justice issue. However, family counselors may lack training in the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, competent services to clients impacted by teen dating violence and other forms of abuse. To address this need for family counselors to develop competence to work with clients impacted by teen dating violence, this article integrates current literature on the subject of teen dating violence to provide a set of eight counseling recommendations. To further support these recommendations, examples of stories and statements made by survivors of past teen dating violence relationships between the ages of 13 and 19 are provided.

Additional Information

Publication
The Family Journal
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, parenting, adolescents, family counseling

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