It is important to remember, recognize and prevent other forms of violence as well.
Here are 5 ways you can bring awareness to and prevent teen dating violence: If you notice someone around you is starting to have multiple injuries, a drop in grades or motivation or loss of interest in hobbies this could be a result of dating violence.
It can be easy to overlook some behaviors like teasing or name calling as “normal” in a relationship, but these acts can escalate to abuse or more serious forms of violence.
ED, its federal partners, and a growing number of schools nationwide are committed to increasing awareness of teen dating violence by educating the public about healthy relationships.
Hand out flyers, research it more, get involved at a women’s shelter in your community, help people know more about teen dating violence so they can help someone who could be in an abusive relationship.
Violence is not always face-to-face, we are a generation of the Internet after all, so be conscious someone could be dealing with abuse on the Internet from a former partner who is looking for ways to harass them.
Children exposed to IPV and child maltreatment are more likely to themselves become involved in IPV throughout adolescence and adulthood as both victims and perpetrators.
A child can be an “indirect victim” of IPV as a witness and still face the serious consequences of the abuse.
Do you know what to do if you think a teen in your life is in an abusive relationship?The key to teen dating violence prevention is to intervene early – even as early as the elementary school years – as well as to increase awareness among parents and school personnel.Dating violence can be prevented before it starts with early intervention.Every year, about one in 10 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their partner.While anyone can be affected by domestic violence, teens are more likely to be affected by the long-term effects of abuse: depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, suicidal tendencies, and an increased risk for victimization during college.We recognize that the real work of preventing teen dating violence and sexual assault happens at the local level, in schools, in homes, and in community centers across the nation.