It can be difficult to know what your teen is experiencing in their relationships. We see their moods change rapidly and their behaviors swing wildly. As parents, how do we talk to our teens about sensitive topics, like physical violence or sexual abuse?
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has provided a resource for parents called Raising Respect. It's an app that empowers parents with information on how to approach such sensitive topics with their teens. Topics include:
In addition to the curated articles written by experts in child and adolescent mental health, other features include:
Learn tips on how to approach a conversation with your teen on sensitive topics.
We're here to help. You can send questions to staff at the Pennsylvania Center Against Domestic Violence and get notified when they responds.
You can record your thoughts, impressions, reactions, successes, and failures within the app.
Provide your insights on the published articles to help us better tailor the articles.
Turn on app notifications for any number of topics and get notified when a new article is published.
We typically respond within 24 hours Mon-Fri.