Dating violence prevention month
Dating violence can occur for a multitude of reasons. APA’s Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt Teens is a resource.
For example, the perpetrator may abuse drugs and alcohol, which can interfere with self-control. Parents can help their children see the warning signs.
I didn’t understand the pressures that he felt and the worries that he had. Unhealthy relationships can start early as name calling and teasing, that may be initially considered “normal” among adolescents and can escalate and develop into more serious forms of violence. As APA demonstrated in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in two cases involving life-without-parole sentencing for juveniles in homicide cases (APA, 2012), research shows that (a) adolescents are immature, they have an underdeveloped sense of responsibility which can result in ill-considered actions and decisions; (b) they are vulnerable, which means they are more susceptible to negative influences and peer pressure; and (c) their character is not as well-formed as that of an adult.
I had and still have not been put into a similar situation. Relationships at all stages of life always present conflicts because it involves two different people with different backgrounds, histories and personalities. Risk factors for being the aggressor includes being a victim of child abuse, witnessing violence in the home, socializing with aggressive peers, feisty temperament, mental illness and trauma symptoms, substance use and belief that violence is acceptable to resolve conflicts (CDC, 2014).
To all observers, my friend, who we will call Gary, had found the love of his life.
He was only 17 and Gary and his girlfriend were inseparable.
February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month, so it’s important we talk about not only what teen dating violence is, but how people can get involved in prevention.
Note: This is not something we as a society should only spend a month focusing on; it deserves constant prevention efforts and attention.; MC.current Page Item = ; // used for sharing an article // handlebars is used to parse the templates using the current page (when the share button in an page is clicked) MC.In my opinion it’s one of the most prevalent issues in American society as it transcends socioeconomic status, race, religion and sexuality. A report by the National Crime Council in the Republic of Ireland, for example, found that more women experience intimate partner violence broadly than do men, but men are less likely to report the abuse. 7, 2015, from https://beta.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-teen-dating-violence.
Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are at highest risk to be abused by a partner. How to manage uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy? There are warning signs that is important to help adolescents learn, especially potential victims.