Dating violence policy
Discuss the situation with Audrey and enlist her help in informing her mother and authorities.
This gives Audrey some control over the situation while still meeting mandated reporting requirements.
If Audrey still refuses to tell her mother, you can then inform her that you are obligated to tell the authorities as she has marks and injuries which are clearly the result of an assault.
Domestic violence or teen dating violence can occur at any age and to males as well as females.
About 10% of teenagers experience physical violence in a dating relationship.