Having a trusted adult is very important for young people. It can be hard to know how to start a conversation about sex and relationships and know what to say, but it’s possible.
Just keep it simple!
Guidelines for those conversations
When someone is a victim of violence they might brush off, excuse, or even attempt to laugh about troubling or violent behavior from their partner. Remember that they are feeling vulnerable and need your support. Believe what they tell you and don’t get mad or angry with them for what they are telling you. They need to know they can trust you and if you overreact or blame them, they will lose trust in you and may stop confiding in you.
Signs of an abusive relationship
Tips to start the conversation
Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. You can always call the National Domestic Violence Hotline and ask for support.