According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (2014), approximately, 1 in 10 high school students have experienced physical violence from a dating partner in the past year.Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.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.
Figure out what the best course of action is in attempting to address the situation.
If possible, always end a relationship you are not safe in.
And if your teen is experiencing abuse, it’s important to know how to help.
During February, follow loveisrespect, our project with Break the Cycle, for information about how to get involved during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month).
As February comes to an end, it’s important to discuss one of the things it represents.
While the month is often associated with love and romance due to Valentine’s Day falling in the middle, the month is also a time to reflect on the possible negative sides of relationships, since February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
With one in three teens experiencing some form of abuse from a dating partner, now is the time to have conversations about dating violence with the teens in your life.
Even if you don’t see the warning signs, learning how to create healthy relationships and avoid abusive ones are skills that will last a lifetime.
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month was officially designated as February in 2010 by Congress in hopes of bringing attention to the often ignored issue.