Informal helpers' responses when adolescents tell them about dating violence or romantic relationship problems.

@article{Weisz2007InformalHR,
  title={Informal helpers' responses when adolescents tell them about dating violence or romantic relationship problems.},
  author={A. Weisz and R. Tolman and M. Callahan and D. Saunders and B. Black},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          853-68
        }
}
This study examines the responses of informal helpers to adolescents who disclose dating violence or upsetting but non-violent experiences in their romantic relationships. Based on a survey of 224 Midwestern high school students, the study found that youths were more likely to disclose problems to friends rather than others. A factor analysis of potential helpers' responses showed that, compared to avoidance and minimization, nurturing was the most typical response received. Adolescents who… Expand
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