We need to find ways to lessen the stigma and perceived consequences of asking for help among teens. It doesn’t have the same consequences/isn’t as dangerous as domestic violence in adult relationships.
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It focuses on the definition historical foundation and societal intervention on teenage dating violence .
It is also important to note, that a crucial line of defense is that of primary care medicine – whether it be pediatrics or OB/GYN.
While these victims may not necessarily seek out mental health care, it is not uncommon for victims of such violence to see their pediatrician or their OB/GYN for what presents as a physical or medical dilemma, but what in truth is actually the psychological reaction to trauma.
Some progress toward awareness, prevention, and intervention with these youth has been made.
Organizations like loveisrespect, Futures without Violence, and Break the Cycle have increased awareness and provided resources for teens.
That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11-14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.
Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.
It includes physical, sexual, and emotional/psychological abuse, and stalking — all of which are very real and can be very damaging.
Emotional abuse and stalking can take place in person, electronically, via text, or online.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.