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Understanding and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Understanding and Addressing Teen Dating Violence 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2015
ISSN
1066-4807
eISSN
1552-3950
DOI
10.1177/1066480715615668
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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.

Journal

The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and FamiliesSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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