What’s more, many victims of domestic violence report having been first abused between the ages of 11 and 17.When we remain unaware that dating violence is a teen issue, we miss the very root of the problem.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.
Here are 4 healthy boundaries that every teen should set for their dating relationships: With an awareness that dating violence is a teen issue, we can better protect those at risk.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.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: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.Other key findings include: The survey was conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU) for Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. We all have images that spring to mind when we think of this kind of abuse, and more than likely none of them are teenagers.
It’s also all too common for victims of abuse to return to their abusers even if the relationship was broken off. They believe the abuser’s apology and put themselves back into a dangerous relationship.