Teen dating violence is a serious issue affecting young people in our communities Each year, 1 in 3 teens in the U. Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and adult re-victimization. Abusive dating relationships hurt not only the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Care Lodge encourages you to talk to teens about healthy and unhealthy dating relationships. Let's work together to highlight the need to educate young people about relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. Violence in the home has a long lasting effect on children.
Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can’t Break the Cycle
Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence
For teens, dating is about more than just finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. According to the Centers for Disease Control , 9. There is also evidence that adolescents who experience violence in early relationships are more vulnerable to being abused again, and indeed the latest study on the issue published in the journal Pediatrics shows that teens who experienced aggression from a romantic partner between the ages of 12 and 18 were up to three times as likely to be revictimized in relationships as young adults. Researchers from Cornell University tracked nearly 6, kids between the ages of 12 and 18 who were in heterosexual relationships, asking them about their experiences with dating violence. Specifically, they wanted to know if the children had dating partners who had sworn at them, insulted them or treated them disrespectfully in public.
Dating Abuse Statistics
Skip to main content Press Enter. Home News Commentaries Display. Studies have shown up to 76 percent of teens experience some form of dating violence. Nearly one-half of teens in relationships report being controlled, threatened or pressured to do things they did not want to do.
Jump to navigation. Dating abuse also known as dating violence, intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.