Teen Dating Violence

Jonathon Galt-Lincourt

Heathy dating relationships vs unhealthy dating relationships

Healthy relationships should let you go out with your friends without your partner, participate in activities and hobbies you like, and not have to share passwords to your email. They also shouldn't have your social media accounts passwords or phone, and respect each others individual likes and needs. Unhealthy relationships wont let you do anything and try to isolate you from friends and family so their the only one for you.

Definition of TDV and types of dating abuse

The definition of TDV (Teen Dating Violence) is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship. There are five types of teen dating violence. There is Physical, Mental, Emotional, Sexual, and Financial.

Why people abuse their dating partner

Teens use behavior in order to gain power and maintain control over the dating partner. They may use insults, coercion, social sabotage, sexual harassment, threats and or acts of physical or sexual abuse to keep control of their partner so they only have them and nothing else.

Red Flag warning signs

Yelling and fighting are not immediate signs of dating violence. Warnings signs of teen dating violence are Checking your cell phone or email without permission, constantly putting you down, extreme jealousy or insecurity, explosive temper, isolating you from family or friends, making false accusations, mood swings, physically hurting you in any way, possessiveness, telling you what to do, and repeatedly pressuring you to have sex.

Where to turn for help

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY]

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

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