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25 Years

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in About ODVN

This is ODVN's 25th Anniversary! We are publishing 25 lists during the next 25 weekdays! Be sure to check back daily for the new list.

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25 Ways to Support Teens

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in About ODVN

  1. Listen to teens about their world
  2. Read ODVN's Teen Relationship Violence Resource Guide
  3. Know that teens will go to teens first
  4. Allow teens to express themselves in a healthy manner
  5. Be a positive role model to all teens in your life
  6. Don't promise confidentiality if you can't keep it
  7. Encourage healthy eating and exercise habits
  8. Know the signs of depression in teens
  9. Encourage involvement in after school programs and/or youth groups
  10. Let teens know they are capable of great things
  11. Encourage teens to set boundaries that feel right for them
  12. Help teens explore their sexuality in a healthy manner
  13. Help teens explore their spirituality
  14. Help teens express their ideas and feelings through arts and cultural programs
  15. Help teens manage their time
  16. Model healthy relationships for them
  17. Talk openly about health sexuality, sexual orientation and identity
  18. Know the signs a teen is being abused
  19. Provide opportunities for teens to highlight their strengths and be leaders
  20. Talk with teens about healthy relationships
  21. Know that violence happens in teen relationships
  22. Talk with teens about the warning signs of unhealthy relationships
  23. Know resources for teens like www.loveisrespect.org
  24. Let teens talk and listen to them
  25. Promote the Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Number (866‐331‐9474 /866‐331‐8453-tty)

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