Teen Dating Violence is any form of financial, digital, physical, emotional, sexual or mental violence or abuse within a current or previous relationship. Dating violence also includes stalking.
1 in 3 adolescents report being victim to dating violence within the US.
1 in 10 high school students report experiencing intentional physical abuse from their partner.
Majority of teen dating violence occur between the ages of 16-19
1 in 6 college women have been sexually abuse within their relationship
Traits of a Healthy Relationship
Feel safe to communicate honestly and openly
Mutual level of respect and appreciation
Feel valued and important
Receive encouragement and support
Able to have disagreements that are resolved positively
Maintain healthy boundaries
Traits of an Unhealthy Relationship
Feel disrespected and unimportant
Lack privacy and ability to feel like an individual
Feel pressured, and constantly controlled
Constant conflict, may escalate to physical aggressiveness or violence
Unable to communicate freely
Level of mistrust, possessiveness, insecurity and/or jealousy
Complete the "Are you in a Healthy Relationship" quiz provided by Love Is Respect to find out how your relationship measures up!
Effects of Dating Violence
Symptoms of depression and anxiety
Inability to trust and be vulnerable with others
Feelings of guilt
Higher risk for further victimization and trauma
Involvement in risky, negative behaviors such as drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, etc
If you are involved within an unhealthy relationship, and/or are experiencing dating violence, or know someone who is... discuss your options confidentially. Peer supports are available 24/7.
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