How often do we talk with our students about abusive dating relationships? In this video from BeSmartBeWell, young people discuss the issuse:
There’s also an article at the link below that gives some statistics, warning signs, pointers, and places to go for help:
“From installing baby gates to fastening bike helmets and seat belts, parents put their kids’ safety first. But once kids hit adolescence, the risks can become less obvious. . . .”
Here are some things for us to consider as we continue to minister to students:
- How are you addressing the issue of teen dating abuse in your ministry so that students are forewarned and/or able to recognize when they are in an abusive relationship or are themselves abusers and/or know where to turn to for help?
- How are you creating an environment that would allow students to come forward if they need help?
- Which Scripture resources will you draw on in addressing this issue?