The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
That something could be the victim’s right to money or privacy or any number of other rights.Victims need support to feel empowered to live a life free of violence.Phelps, who was battered for years by her husband -- a teacher and a martial arts black belt -- knows how hard it is to leave.If you or someone you know has experienced domestic and dating violence, please know that assistance is available.Azusa Pacific encourages all community members to seek help and report incidents of domestic and dating violence.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
Basically, domestic violence offenders always feel the need to be in control of their victims.
The less in control an offender feels, the more they want to hurt others.
He may tell the victim that she's nothing compared to him, causing the victim to feel vulnerable and afraid.
Even if a victim seems like she has nothing else to lose, an offender can still find something to control and that usually has a significant impact on the victim’s self-esteem, causing her to stay with her abuser for just that little bit longer.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.