Teen Dating Violence can affect any teen, no matter their skin color, foster/non-foster, family income, sexual preference, etc. Teens who have had abuse/trauma, no positive role models at home, or low self-esteem looking for attention are extremely vulnerable to teen dating violence. On the flip side, the abuser has likely been abused or neglected themselves or lived in an environment that exhibited the abuse. No teen is less or more worthy than another when it comes to this topic…awareness, prevention and help for the victim and abuser, once it’s discovered, are a must to stop it before adulthood. Be a role model, bring awareness, know where help is, register for the the 6th Annual, 1st virtual Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Teen Dating Violence Conference here
https://humanoptions.org/tdvam2021/