When you are ready to engage your child, approach the conversation from a place of concern and empathy.
While abuse often occurs as a pattern of controlling behavior, a single episode of abuse is cause for concern.
When they do seek help, they most commonly seek help from their friends.
Very few teens seek formal help from an adult service provider.
However, young women can be violent, and young men can also be victims.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered teens are also equally at risk.