Dating abuse for teens
Once when I refused, he threw me down a flight of stairs. I remember, he use to cut me all over my body with a knife.
In fact, her abusive relationship began at the age of 15 when her high school sweetheart started physically tormenting and psychologically abusing her. Answering “ There are extreme consequences associated with unhealthy and abusive relationships. I've seen grown adults making the same mistakes over and over again.
We consulted with girls around the world to better understand their personal obstacles.
These girls reported, overwhelmingly, multiple challenges and sources of stress—violence, dating, peer pressure, depression, lack of self-esteem, and family or cultural expectations.
Sadly, many of these youth fear reporting the abuse, so the number of abuse incidents is likely much higher than is documented.
In effort to help youth understand the importance of healthy relationships, I reached out to an abuse survivor to share her story of unhealthy relationships, abuse and the quest for self-respect. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
For example, a chapter in this collection discusses how health-care providers can identify and discuss teen dating violence.