The app asks a series of questions to help users determine how risky their relationship is and then assists them in making a safety plan. Check out one couple’s story in “Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence.” One More Thing… Some states allow juveniles to file for orders of protection on their own or with the consent of another trusted adult like a teacher or coach.Wynn hopes that once teens are better educated on dating violence, they might be more inclined to come forward when it happens to them or someone they know. Learn more about how the laws vary state to state in this article.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.
A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.
Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.
A pattern does not have to occur for it to be considered dating violence – one incidence of violence is abuse and it is one too many.
Warning signs of dating violence are similar to those seen in adults.
According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year. The rate of psychological victimization is even higher: Between two and three in 10 reported being verbally or psychologically abused in the previous year, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.As for perpetration rates, there are currently no nationwide estimates for who does the abusing, and state estimates vary significantly.
In South Carolina, for example, nearly 8 percent of adolescents reported being physically violent to a romantic partner.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
Reporting Domestic Violence Against Your Perpetrator Reporting Domestic Violence Against a Loved One Community Q&A Domestic violence is also sometimes known as intimate partner violence or “battering.” It is a pattern of sexual, physical, psychological, and/or emotional abuse used by one partner to gain control over the other.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.