Parent Tips

  • Maintain open communication
  • Foster child’s self-esteem/confidence
  • Establish trusting relationship with child
  • Be aware of your child’s relationships
  • Be good role models
  • Model respectful behavior
  • Teach children to give/expect respect
  • Educate yourself about dating violence
  • Talk to your teens about healthy
  • relationships & abusive relationships

If you live in RI, be sure your school is following the Lindsay Ann Burke Act

which requires:

  • —dating violence policies in schools
  • —secondary school staff dating violence training
  • —teach about dating violence each year in health class from grades 7-12