Teen dating violence photos
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.
A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
WORCESTER - The before and after photos of celebrities examined by a group of Sullivan Middle School girls last week were striking.
(Photo by Nicholas De La Pena) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas--Joint Base San Antonio will confront the problem of teen dating violence with an array of activities in February, including a JBSA-wide parent and teen workshop set for Feb. The workshop and four other events at JBSA-Randolph are part of JBSA’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month observance.
“It’s an issue that teens face and we just want to get the word out,” said Angela Nance, 359th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program intervention specialist. During this event, which is open to the first 20 families who register by calling 808-6468, parents will learn effective communication skills, discipline while teaching responsibility, how to encourage their children and nonviolent conflict resolution, while teens will learn communication skills that work in any situation, how to get along with all kinds of people, how to solve problems creatively and the secret to gaining freedom.
Most parents of teenagers would never imagine that their kids could become victims of domestic abuse, but remarkably, it is an increasingly common occurrence.
One young girl shared a very personal account of her experience with teenage dating violence in “48 Hours” Live to Tell: Sophia’s Secret Learn more about Sophia’s story – and where help is available: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. YWCA: offers support for women and girls through sexual assault and domestic violence programs, and more Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.