Domestic violence includes all types of family relationships and intimate abuse. It is more than just physical abuse. It also involves verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and controlling someone’s money.
- Remember that the teen has already been mistreated and disrespected, so it is important you show the teen respect by letting them make their own decisions. Most people in abusive relationships take a long time to reach the point where they are ready to leave, even if they are suffering emotional or physical abuse. Don't try and push them to leave or you may close the channels of communication.