Dating violence can also occur in same-sex relationships. Dating violence is something that happens to other people, not me, right? Is this person able to verbalize his/ her feelings? Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.Teenagers are diving into intimate relationships while still learning about the patience, communication, and trust required to make a relationship successful.Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.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: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. 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.
The following series of anti-violence slogans are aimed at targeting anti-violence actions and minimizing violent crimes in your neighborhood. Act like you have evolved, Talk it out to have it resolved. 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.Teens: ask the questions (PDF) Teen Power & Control wheel (PDF) Power and Control Wheel for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Trans Relationship (PDF) Questions to ask yourself about a new dating partner 1. Can you state particular characteristics of this person that you like/ admire?
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. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.