Teen dating violence brochure
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.Men injure women more and are more likely to punch their partner and force them to participate in unwanted sexual activity.Some teen victims experience violence occasionally while others are abused more often, sometimes daily. One of the best ways to help create change is to become informed about dating abuse.Dating abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, educational and/or national background.It is important for victims/survivors of abuse to find local resources like Caring Unlimited and to have trusted friends or family members who can keep their confidentiality and give them nonjudgmental support.Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry, born July 5, 1990 Tucson, Arizona.
If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, this is an abusive relationship. Women are more likely to yell, threaten to hurt themselves, pinch, slap, scratch, or kick.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.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.Physical Abuse may include: shoving, punching, slapping, pinching, hitting, kicking, hair pulling, strangling.Sexual Abuse may include: unwanted touching and kissing, forcing you to have sex, not letting you use birth control, forcing you to do other sexual things.