Knowing the signs: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Knowing the signs: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. (Photo: Courtney Wheaton)

FLINT, Mich. -- According to Do Something, Org a third of American teenagers will be in an abusive relationship.

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the YWCA of Greater Flint wants you to be aware of the signs.

Experts say abuse can come in many forms from checking emails and text without a partner's permission to intimidation and belittling. luckily, there are ways for parents and teens to put a stop to violence and it starts with communication.

"I think it's good for parents just to ask the questions. I think it's important for them to not worry about nagging and ask with love not judgement and ask if they can help," said YWCA Outreach Coordinator, Ann Kita.

If you suspect your teen is a victim of dating violence you can contact the YWCA or clicker here for resources.

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