Quotes on teenage dating violence
They were twice as likely to be physically abused, 2.5 times as likely to be psychologically abused, and 5 times as likely to be sexually coerced.A scary finding was that both boys and girls justify violent actions in which it is okay to hit their dating partner.Just like with bullying, the use of technology makes escaping an abusive partner difficult and it can continue 24/7.If not deterred early, victims can suffer from long-term effects, such as:• decline in academic performance• susceptibility to alcohol or drug use• depression• self-harm• suicide attempts• future relationships with abusive partners What the Statistics say about Teen Dating Violence One in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 years have been victims of teen violence or have been violent toward a date (American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention).Twenty five percent of boys and girls in high school said if your partner cheated on you, you should be allowed to hit him/her, and if your partner makes you jealous you should also be able to hit him/her.Abusive Dating Partner Warning Signs Here are some early warning signs that a dating partner may have violent and abusive tendencies:• Extreme jealousy• Controlling and demanding• Manipulative and deceitful behavior• Quick to fall in love• Unpredictable mood swings• Use of alcohol and/or drugs• Violent and aggressive tendencies• Isolates victim from friends and family• Uses physical force during arguments• Requires constant contact, does not give space• Calls names and continuously puts others down• Comes from a family history of violence or criminal behavior •Dating Violence Victim Warning Signs:• Physical signs of injury• Decline in school performance• Decline in hygiene and appearance• Indecisive• Changes in mood or personality• Use of drugs/alcohol• Isolation• Depression• Decrease in self-esteem• Withdrawn from family and friends• Withdrawn from activities once enjoyed doing •• Overly dependent on boyfriend/girlfriend• Pregnancy• Has unexplainable injuries Helping your teen... He gave her gifts, complimented her, and told her how much she meant to him. He had even forced her to do sexual things to him that later disgusted her. Brad hit her, humiliated her, called her names and made her do things she would have never dreamed of doing.
According to another study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, about 44 percent of girls and 36 percent of boys have reported experiencing physical or sexual partner abuse by young adulthood. Parents play an important role in helping their child develop positive and strong self images.
Young adults deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and no one should ever treat them poorly.
Exuberate confidence in your child and encourage him/her to speak openly and candidly with you about what is going on in his/her life. It is meant to torment, harass and harm the victim.
Resources:• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention• National Dating Abuse Helpline• Love is Respect • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.
Even though school shootings account for less than 1% of homicides among youth (1), the sensational nature of such violent acts imprints itself on our minds.