Recognizing Dating Violence | Violence Prevention Works
Are you concerned that your teen is the victim of teen dating violence? See our latest post on the 5 early warning signs of teenage dating. Researchers who study teen dating violence have identified several early warning signs that a dating relationship might be likely to turn violent. Expert on domestic and teen dating violence Jill Murray, offers advice for parents on how to spot warning signs of emotional and physical abuse and ways for her many times an hour, frequently between midnight and 5 a.m.
He calls and texts her many times an hour, frequently between midnight and 5 a.
24 Teen Dating Abuse Warning Signs
He has a "tragic" home life: He drinks or uses drugs. He frequently gives her "advice" about her choice of friends, hairstyle, clothes, or makeup. He calls her demeaning names, then laughs and tells her he was only kidding or that she's too sensitive. She has become secretive since she started dating him. She has recently become very critical of her appearance, talents, or abilities.
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She frequently has to explain herself to her boyfriend or often says she's sorry. She has bruises she cannot explain or appears nervous about explaining.
Don't get involved with a boy who doesn't ask for your opinion or doesn't respect your or your decisions. Set sexual limits and communicate them clearly.
Most teenage boys say, "I'll go as far as the girl will let me. Stay sober in social situations. Don't make boys guess what you want—tell them. When on a date, remain in control. Have an alternate transportation plan in case the date isn't going as you would like and you want to go home. Do not rely on your date to bring you home.
Is This Abuse?
Listen to and trust your feelings and instincts. As soon as you feel threatened, forget about being a "nice girl. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survellance System. Adolescent dating abuse perpetration: A review of findings, methodological limitations, and suggestions for future research.
Early Warning Signs of Dating Violence | RAINN
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