Healthy Teen Relationships: 6 Things Your Teen Needs to Hear

Sometimes it can be difficult to sort through the “noise” of parenting. Even without worrying about healthy teen relationships, the decisions are endless, the advice (both good and bad) is all-too-plentiful, and the constant barrage of input from social media, parenting books and magazines can have us feeling uneasy and not sure which direction to […]

Teen Abuse and Relationships: Starting the Conversation

It’s no secret that raising teens and young adults can be challenging. Sometimes, it seems there’s just no getting through to them. As difficult as it may seem at times, it is imperative that we continue trying to reach them – especially when it comes to issues of teen abuse when in relationships. Approaching the […]

Teen Relationship Abuse: The Warning Signs

Would you know if a teen was experiencing teen relationship abuse? While some signs are more apparent than others, the truth is, ALL warning signs are important and we need to take make sure we’re not missing any, including those which seem to be more subtle. You might also be interested in: Healthy Teen Relationships […]

Teenage dating and the dangers of teen relationship abuse

When we think about relationship violence we often limit the population we assume to be affected as married adults. However, with so many advances in technology and the pressure of early relationships, we are finding that more of our youth are experiencing teen relationship abuse, or at least, red flags. Dating violence can range from […]

Relationship Violence Assessment and Response Specialist

It is with great anticipation that I’m able to announce the launch of what has been an incredible project. I have recently stepped away from what has been a wonderful several years in the substance misuse treatment field in order to whole-heartedly plunge into the work that I believe is my purpose. As a result, […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Jessica Yaffa Talks to UT-TV

Jessica Yaffa talks to UT~TV about domestic violence:

Jessica Yaffa Responds to Ray Rice Scandal

Relationship coach, Jessica Yaffa, responds to the NFL’s reaction to Ray Rice’s abusive behavior (NBC 7 San Diego):