If you suspect a friend is in a violent relationship, you might try to find out for sure by saying something like, "You don't seem as happy as usual," or asking in general terms, "Is there anything you want to talk about?
" This non-confrontational and indirect approach may prompt your friend to reveal what's wrong.
With such high incidence of dating violence among young people, it’s very possible your child or someone they know is in an unhealthy relationship.
To help keep teens safe, here are some important dating violence safety tips and facts for parents and teenagers from the Massachusetts Medical Society and Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Young Women’s Health.
According to recent statistics from loveisrespect.org, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
As shocking as that statistic is, one in three adolescents in the U. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. In part 1 we focused on physical, emotional and sexual abuse and the warning signs to be aware of.
What we know about intimate partner violence is that in most cases a male is perpetrating abuse against a female.
For the sake of avoiding a mouthful of pronouns, I’m going to use “he” when referring to an abuser and “she” when referring to a survivor.
In the same survey, more than 11 percent of teenaged girls reported that they had, at some point, been forced to engage in sexual intercourse against their will.Some of the following signs are just part of being a teenager.But, when these changes happen suddenly, or without an explanation, there may be cause for concern.Teens who experience abuse, whether physical, sexual, or emotional, may find themselves feeling confused and ashamed and unsure of where to turn.It is important for any victim of abuse to understand that he or she is not at fault. The best thing to do is to confide in a parent, teacher, or other trusted adult.