Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Highlighted Young Adults and Domestic Abuse

Posted by Joseph Lento | Mar 01, 2024 | 0 Comments

When people hear about domestic violence, they often think it only concerns adults who are married or in serious relationships. However, teenagers who are dating can be victims of domestic abuse as well. Young adults who are trying to navigate their first romantic relationships may encounter a partner who does not treat them well, and this poor treatment may involve physical or mental abuse. As February ends, the month proclaimed as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month stays important year-round. 

If your teenager is experiencing abuse by someone they are dating, you must take it seriously and get your child the help they need. The LLF Law Firm and its Family Law Team can guide you and your child through this upsetting and nerve-wracking time. The firm and its Family Law Team have the knowledge and experience you need when dealing with a domestic violence situation. The team knows what to do when it comes to obtaining a restraining order to protect a victim of domestic violence, including teens. You and your child need a strong advocate at your side, and the LLF Law Firm is your best choice for legal help, no matter where you are in Pennsylvania. Reach out to our office at 888-535-3686 or use this online form to contact us. 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness 

According to a news article, about 1.5 million high school students in the United States suffer physical abuse from someone they are dating. Violence in teen relationships can occur in person, online, or through other communication technology. This type of improper behavior can involve physical violence, such as when one hits, kicks, or uses other physical force against an individual. Teen dating abuse can also take the form of sexual violence. For example, a teen may force or try to force a partner to perform a sexual act without consent. In some situations, a teen may have sexual photos of a partner and maliciously post them online or may send unwanted sexual texts to someone. 

Teen dating violence can also take the form of psychological aggression. This form of violence involves using verbal and non-verbal communication with the intent to cause emotional or mental harm and to exert control over a dating partner. Stalking is another method used by abusers to harass and frighten their victims, the news report said. 

When a child suffers abuse from someone they are in a romantic relationship with, the impact can be devastating. A dangerous relationship can deprive a teen of their mental and physical health, as well as typical young adult opportunities. In addition, an abusive relationship can start in the teen years and carry on into adulthood, according to the news article. 

If Your Child Is in an Abusive Dating Relationship, You Need Skilled Legal Representation 

If you are concerned that your child is in an unhealthy and abusive dating relationship, there are ways to help and put a stop to the behavior. The best thing to do is to act within the law and obtain the help of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. The LLF Law Firm and its Family Law Team know how to handle abusers and incidents of violence, stalking, and other improper behavior. The LLF Law Firm is ready to help you and your child, regardless of your location in Pennsylvania. Tell us about your situation by calling 888-535-3686 or reaching out to us using this online form

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"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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