If you would feel more comfortable chatting online with an advocate, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline has a Live Chat.
Chelsea Grieve is a Program Specialist at Child Crisis Arizona where she provides support to our shelter, family education and counseling programs.You can access the live chat by going to by texting "loveis" to the SMS shortcode 77054, or by calling 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-866-331-8453). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Here are 4 easy ways to teach your child about healthy relationships: Are you concerned about a teen in your life?Want to learn more about TDV and other issues our teens face?If you are being abused, know that it is not okay, and it is not your fault. Call New Hope for Women and speak to one of our school-based advocates.
If you are the abuser, it is important for you to recognize your behavior and make changes.
Abusive behaviors become “normalized” for teens experiencing TDV making them less likely to question their partner’s bad behavior.
To keep our teens safe and healthy it’s important that caregivers not only be able recognize the signs of abuse, but that they also make it a priority to teach children from an early age exactly what a healthy relationship looks like.
She also teaches parenting education classes, runs skill building groups for children and teens, and is a certified trainer for nonviolent crisis intervention, conscious discipline and active parenting.
Chelsea is a committed advocate for child welfare and has been active in the movement to end violence against children since 2006.
You can register for an upcoming session online or call 480-834-9424.