Author Archives: Dr. Lynn Atkinson Tovar

About Dr. Lynn Atkinson Tovar

Dr. Lynn Atkinson Tovar is a professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies at Lewis University in Illinois. The former commander has done research on teen relationships and technology as well as abusive relationships. Her book "Smart Teen, Safe Teen: Respecting Relationships in Your Social Digital Life " is available at

Recognizing an Abusive Relationship

Domestic abuse occurs irrespective of one’s religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or financial status.  Victims are often either embarrassed and/or fearful to report the abuse to police or family members. Society often interchanges the…