Alberta Network
For Safe & Healthy Children


The teen years are very focussed on relationships. It is common now to see the daughters of abused women becoming involved in abusive dating relationships while the son of a man who uses abuse is more likely to be abusive in his dating relationships.

Lack of exposure to healthy relationships in which people discuss their differences and reach a compromise often means these teens will use force or manipulation to get what they want.

They are also at increased risk of addiction, suicide, prostitution, and gang involvement.