¹ Adverse Health Conditions and Health Risk Behaviors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence — United States, 2005, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can be hard for pre-teens and teens to know when a dating relationship is unhealthy.Dating Basics | Types of Dating Abuse | Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015 | CDC (2016) Kann L, Mc Manus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Hawkins J, Queen B, Lowry R, O’Malley Olsen E, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brener N, Zaza S Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?Facts about Dating Violence inform the readers with the dating violence experienced by teenagers.Teen dating abuse violence (TDV) is defined as physical, sexual, or psychological violence within a close relationship. TDV isn’t an argument every once in a while, or a bad mood after a bad day. Table 11 gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss57044 Choose Respect, Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence Video Discussion Guide, 2007. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
According to loveisrespect.org, teens stay in abusive relationships for many reasons: These statistics are particularly troubling given the lasting impact dating abuse can have on victims.
The risk of having lack of self efficacy and empathy occurs on girls if they are abused during the childhood time.
It was reported that 9.8 percent of high school students in United States were hurt by their girlfriend or boyfriend in a 2009 survey conducted by CDC.
Teaching pre-teens and teens about healthy relationships is vital in preventing teen dating violence.
By promoting positive relationship behaviors, teens learn about what they should expect from peers and how they are expected to behave toward peers, in both intimate and friendship relationships.