Teen Dating Violence


GroupSupport1.jpgTeenagers often experience violence in dating relationships. Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse. Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines. Most victims are young women, who are also at greater risk for serious injury. Young women need a dating safety plan. Teen dating violence is influenced by how teenagers look at themselves and others.

Young men may believe:

  • They have the right to "control" their female partners in any way necessary.
  • "Masculinity" is physical aggressiveness.
  • They "possess" their partner.
  • They should demand intimacy.
  • They may lose respect if they are attentive and supportive toward their girlfriends.

If you are in danger call 911.

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STRYVE. Prevent youth violence before it starts.