Dating violence against adolescent
by Bri & Nicole, loveisrespect advocates Here at loveisrespect, we often talk with people who are experiencing abuse in their relationship, and they want to determine why their partner is being abusive towards them.
Sometimes this search for “why” leads them to believing that their partner is abusive because they experienced child abuse or went through some other form of trauma in their past.
According to researchers at the University of Buffalo research institute on addictions, teen dating Violence isn’t just a teenage problem.
Rather, “the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating Violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life.” If, between preschool and middle school, a child has an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, they are much more likely to be abusive to partners in future relationships. There could be a number of reasons to explain the relationship between a parent’s addictions and a teen’s behavior.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey System data the prevalence of dating violence victimization, defined as being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend during the 12 months before the survey, was higher among 11th-grade males than 11th-grade females.
Unhealthy behaviors can be incredibly dangerous in a teenage relationship.
Teens under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to become: Alcohol-charged outbursts also tend to be more violent and damaging.
Many begin romantic relationships for the first time. Things become even more challenging when alcohol and drugs are involved.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.Studies show that there is a link between drug and alcohol abuse and teen dating violence.A lot of teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.