How to end dating violence

Consequences of Dating Violence Young people who experience abuse are more likely to be in fights or bring weapons to school, have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.How to Help Teens Dealing with Dating Violence Teens who are in an abusive relationship may have a difficult time getting help.

The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.

All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.

And those who perpetrate dating violence are likely to perpetrate other forms of violence like bullying.

Approaches that prevent teen dating violence are urgently needed before children start dating yet when many are already thinking and talking about relationships.

Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.

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