Dating and forming romantic attachments is a normal part of the teenage experience for most youth. Recognizing the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors plays a key role in this process, as these early relationships can set the stage for adult relationship patterns later. Having regular, supportive conversations with teens is one of the most important steps parents and other trusted adults can take to help promote healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence. Providing a safe environment to practice healthy relationship skills and having resources on healthy dating relationships can help prepare teens as they navigate from youth to adult relationships, including marriage.
In this webinar, the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families will offer guidance for parents, as well as school counselors and other service professionals working with youth, to learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships among teenagers, including foster care youth. Understanding the challenges teens face today, including online forms of abuse and the implications of trauma for foster care youth, can help to equip parents and other adults to prepare teens for healthy adult relationships. Please join us for, “Youth and Healthy Dating Relationships.”
Learn the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Understand what it means to be an example for healthy teen dating relationships.
Learn to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and if your teen is abusive.
Learn tools and resources on how to provide a safe environment for youth to learn about and practice healthy relationship skills.
Host/Facilitator/Speaker: Robyn Cenizal, Director, National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Opening Remarks: Millicent Crawford, Family Assistance Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance
Speakers: Vanessa Baum, Director of Prevention Education, The Family Place; and, Brenna Wriston, Senior Director of Community Collaboration and Partnerships, The Family Place