Singh also co-wrote guidance on screening for intimate partner violence for primary care providers, published in the June issue of Singh urges all teens, and those who love them, to be aware of phone and online resources that can help them identify and respond to unhealthy tendencies in their relationships – and get help when things threaten to turn violent. That includes the toll-free, 24-hour, multi-language National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-SAFE and its website as well as Love is Respect, which focuses on teens.
Remember, she has the right to make her own decisions. PROVIDE RESOURCE INFORMATION: Offer the telephone number of the local domestic violence or sexual assault program.
Often, survivors feel very alone and isolated from help, understanding and support. LISTEN: Give your friend your undivided attention as she is talking with you. It has taken a great deal of strength and courage for her to tell you.
It is important to understand what kinds of things you can do and say to help a friend or family member who is dealing with this type of pain and suffering. DO NOT JUDGE: Be careful not to make judgments about the situation she is in or the decisions she has made or appeared to make.
D., MPH, of the U-M Department of Psychiatry, and Injury Center director Rebecca Cunningham, M. Cunningham and Stoddard both hold appointments in the U-M School of Public Health.
D., of the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine, are testing a behavioral intervention tool in urban emergency departments that aims to help teens understand how to reduce violence of all kinds in their lives. Funding for the study came from National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (grant AA018122, with additional support from the U-M injury Center, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant 5R49CE002099).