Domestic Abuse

Relationship Violence

Dating Violence Facts

  1. Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being purposely hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are Dating .
  2. Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like drinking problems, eating disorders, thoughts of suicide, and violent behavior .
  3. 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship .
  4. 33% of teenagers in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse .
  5. In the U.S., 25% of high school girls have been abused physically or sexually.
  6. Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly 3 times more than the rest population to be abused by an intimate partner .
  7. 8 States in the U.S. do not consider a violent dating relationship domestic abuse
  8. Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade. 72% of 13 and 14-year-olds are dating around that time .
  9. Only 1/3 of the teens who were involved in an abusive relationship told someone about the violence .
  10. 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide or decide to hurt themselves .

Warning Signs

1. Jealousy

2 . Controlling behavior

3 . Quick involvement

4 . Unrealistic Exspectations

5 . Blames others for problems

6 . Breaking or striking objects

7. Verbal abuse

8 . Threats of violence

9 . Any force during an argument

10 . Past battering

Causes of Violence

1 . Some abusers learned from their parents

2 . This happened prior of receiving abuse themselves and/or seeing others abused one parent abusing the other or their sibling .

3 . Lack of parenting skills .

4 . As a consequence, abuse is the normal condition of life For these people .

5 . They are fully aware of the terror of being the victim because of their own experience .

6 . There's a problem with their mind or Brain and ability of thinking .

7 . They could have anger or impulse controlling issues .

Treatment of Violence

1 . First be able to successfully and rationally confront their abusive past .

2 . Usually through a series of trauma therapies .

3 . They are treated for their current anger issues as well as their substance abuse.

Prevention of Violence

1. Share with people signs that you noticing .

2. Learn more about the movement .

3. Promote healthy relationships .

4. Working with children, their parents or caregivers to set expectations for healthy communication .

5. Working with schools, workplaces and other community settings to change social communication .

6. Change the way the family courts handle cases involvement .

7. Help women to because economically independent .

8. Recognize the Warning sounds .

9. End it as soon as you notice it .

10. Communicate with them and let them know it isn't healthy .

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