Talk to your teens about the potential negative consequences amongst teens in relationships. Warn her about drugs such as Rohypnol and make her aware that this drug is colorless, odorless and will make her inhibitions low in a matter of minutes. Make sure that she is always out in a group with other girlfriends she trusts and make sure she and her other girlfriends are aware to keep a watchful eye on each other while out.
According to the CDC, Violence is related to certain risk factors. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: (1)
Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
The video “Break the Silence, Stop the Violence” (link below) from the Center for Disease Control is an excellent resource to use as a basis for discussion of this topic.
The following safety tips below should be discussed with each teen to help minimize her risk of rape. Teach her to:
National Child Abuse 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Sexual Assault 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE
Information Last updated 9/11/14
Disclaimer: All health information on Girlsmarts.org is for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking this because of something you have read on the Girlsmarts.org website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.