Invite PIC to Speak to your Group
Teen dating abuse is an important topic we need to bring into the light as awareness can stop the cycle.
Studies show that 1 in 3 young women in the United States will be in an abusive relationship (verbal, emotional, physical, and/or sexual) at some point between the ages of 16 and 24.
Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical and sexual abuse.
All forms of abuse have short-term and long-term effects.
Most adults (81% of parents in one study) don’t believe or don’t know if teen dating violence is an issue.
The presentation will help parents, teachers and school counselors, abuse victims, and anyone who cares for teens learn:
The protective factors that shield youth from becoming involved with or staying with an abuser
Signs of an unhealthy romantic relationship
How easily adolescents can become involved in an abusive relationship and how abuse can start subtly
Reasons teenagers may stay in one, from peer pressure and shame to the misguided belief that their abusers are going to change
How to help a tween or teenager get out of an unhealthy or abusive relationship and heal
From the age of 16 - 19, Dee Dee was in an abusive dating relationship - verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually. Thankfully she eventually found the strength and courage to break free from the relationship but was held captive by the pain, hurt, anger, isolation, fear, shame, and guilt of that experience well into adulthood.
Twenty years later, God healed her. As she healed, she felt God lead her to write a book about the experience, and facts to help others recognize the signs, understand abusive relationships, if in an abusive relationship, have the tools to leave and heal from it, and hopefully save someone else from enduring one.
PIC now shares the information at churches, schools, and organizations to help parents, teachers, youth directors, and any adult who can help a child recognize the warning signs and learn how they can help.
It’s often called a dark topic, but we believe that by shining a light into the dark, Christ’s love can overcome it, and others will be able to avoid these harmful relationships.
The information is the marriage of "it could happen to someone you love" and practical advice on how to spot, avoid and recover from unhealthy relationships. I wish I had heard it before our daughter was a teen. Thank you for sheding a light on this hidden yet common issue.
Dee Dee and licensed counselors are available to speak at schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations or groups to help raise awareness and protect our youth.
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